Neal Hughes, Chicken Run, 24 x 24

Neal Hughes, Warm Springs Mist, 12 x 16

Neal Hughes, Penco Station, 16 x 20

Neal Hughes is a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) and resides in the historic town of Moorestown, New Jersey.

A former illustrator, Neal has been painting professionally for over 30 years. His work has been accepted into many local and national juried exhibitions such as the American Impressionist Society National Exhibition and Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions. His work has also been juried into the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport, the ARC Salon and the National Exhibition of The American Society of Marine Artists.

“I’m happiest when I am painting outdoors in Maine, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, or wherever I travel with painting buddies or fellow juried artists. Any day in which I can paint is a good day.”

~ Neal Hughes



2017 Events

March 7–12, Lighthouse Plein Air Festival, Tequesta, FL
March 11–25, Impressions: Small Works Showcase, American Impressionist Society
March 14, One man show – Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL
May 7–13, Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne, PA
June 4–11, Paint Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
June 18–25, Plein Air Richmond, Richmond, VA
July 13–22, Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD
July 23–29, Door County Plein Air Festival, Door County, WI
September 18–24, Solomons Island Plein Air Festival, Solomons, MD
Oct 2–8, Bath County Plein Air Festival, Warm Springs, VA
Oct 8–16, Cape Anne Plein Air, Rockport, MA


2016 Events:

February 6, Chadds Ford Plein air
February 13, Workshop – The Willingboro Art Alliance
February 20, Behind the Canvas demo and talk,The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
March 10–13, Lighthouse Plein Air, Tequesta, FL
March 15, Solo show opening, Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL=
May 9–15, Wayne Art Center 10th Annual Plein Air Festival
May 30–June 5, Paint Annapolis
June 7–12, Mountain Maryland Plein Air
June 13–18, Easels in Frederick
June 18–26, Plein Air Richmond
July 9–17, Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD
August 12–27, Plein Air Rockies
September 12–18, Solomons Island Plein Air
September 8–Demo, National Marine Art Conference, Williamsburg, VA
September 28–October 29, National Juried Exhibition, American Impressionist Society
October 3–9, Bath County Plein Air
October 10–16, Cape Ann Plein Air
October 23 – 30, En Plein Air Texas


Recent Exhibits and Events

Plein Air Rockies 2016, Estes Park, CO, August 2016 ARTISTS CHOICE AWARD
Mountain Maryland Plein Air 2016, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD BEST PLEIN AIR ONLY AWARD 
Plein Air Salon Competition, Plein Air Magazine, December 2015/January 2016 SECOND PLACE AWARD 
Bath County Plein Air Festival 2016, Warm Springs, VA 37th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport SOLOMONS LANDMARK AWARD
Solomons Island Plein Air 2016, Solomons Island, MD THIRD PLACE AWARD
Paint Annapolis Plein Air 2016, Annapolis, MD
Plein Air Easton 2016, Easton, MD, July 2016 BLICK AWARD
Plein Air Richmond 2016, Richmond, VA SOURCE TEK AWARD
Wayne Plein Air Festival 2016, Wayne, PA
En Plein Air Texas 2016, San Angelo, TX One Man Show
Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL, March 2016 Featured in Plein Air Magazine
November 2015 issue
Bath County Plein Air Festival, Warm Springs, VA, October 2015 Honorable Mention Award
Oil Painters Of America Juried Salon Show

Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham AL, October 8 – November 5, 2015 3 Awards
Luc Herbots Memorial Award, 2nd Place – Sunset Quick Draw, Best Car Award – Paint the town for a Cause
Solomons Plein Air Festival, Solomons Island, MD, September 15 – 20, 2015 1st Place Quick Draw Competition
Plein Air Easton, Easton Maryland, July 2015 Best Use Of Light Award
Easels In Frederick Frederick, MD, June 2015 Wayne Art Center Award
Wayne Art Center 9th Annual Plein Air Festival, Wayne, PA, May 2015 1st Place Award
2nd Annual Plein Air Festival, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL, March 12-15, 2015

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm


Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 27 – October 3, 2021

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.