E.J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
The reputation of E. J. Hughes in British Columbia is second only to that of Emily Carr. His paintings fetch more than $1 million at auction, yet Hughes lived a notoriously private life. Hughes painted scenes from all over BC, but he especially loved Vancouver Island, and lived most of his 93 years at Shawnigan Lake and Duncan. This book includes a biography of the artist, alongside sketches and photos revealing his studio methods, and shares his handwritten notes.
Robert Amos has published eight books on art and was the arts columnist for Victoria’s Times Colonist newspaper for more than thirty years. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995 and is an Honorary Citizen of Victoria. He lives in Oak Bay with his wife, Sarah.