Traditional fine art by Yoshie Hughes

~ the magic of oil painting ~

Yoshie Hughes was born in Hokkaido, Japan and came to Australia in 1996 for a working holiday where she ended up starting a new family and a career as an artist on the Gold Coast.

Yoshie has always been inspired by drawing and colouring since she was little, and has received special attentions with her artworks at school which lead her join the Art Club at high school where she encountered a new medium - oil painting.
In February 2011 when she visited an art gallery at Broad Beach on the Gold Coast, she met Kevin Taylor, an art teacher, and decided to restart painting after more than 20 years of blank. Next year she entered one of her paintings to the monthly exhibition at Royal Queensland Art Society and received Highly Commended Award.  In September 2013, Yoshie held her first solo exhibition in Hokkaido, Japan, attracting more than 1,000 visitors in 6 days.


Yoshie is greatly inspired to paint local beaches, waves and landscapes as well as portraits, which she finds extremely calming and enjoyable. Through her paintings, she tries to express warmness and gentleness of nature and hopes to be able to give people love, courage, and inspiration through her paintings and her career as an artist.
Yoshie published an Art and Message Book titled "Tranquil Dawn" in Japan in June 2015  and held exhibitions of original paintings in 6 different cities including Sapporo, Tokyo and Osaka between July 2015 and April 2017. This book recorded the best seller in the art genre in Amazon and best seller of the week at multiple well known book stores in Japan.


In June 2017, she entered d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards on the Gold Coast and received the Highly Commended Award.

She also undertake commissioned artwork.