March 28th, 2020



Create an 11"x14" canvas wall art with papercuts and mixed media by Sukey Hughes.


About the Artist


Sukey Hughes is an artist, teacher, and writer. In 1969, she and her husband moved to Japan where she apprenticed in papermaking under a Living Prefectural Treasure, Seikichiro Gotoh, under whom she also studied printmaking. Her nearly four years in Japan was spent in research, culminating in her book Washi: The World of Japanese Paperstill considered a classic in the field.


For years Sukey wrote, taught, and lectured on Japanese paper making through such institutions as the Universities of California, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the SB Natural History Museum, the Japan Society in NYC, and the Museum Foundation of New Mexico. For a time she owned a press, printing letterpress books, and a broadside with Pulitzer Prize poet Gary Snyder. She began manipulating her own handmade paper  to resemble leather in 1986, and began creating ancient-looking garments, shields and pouches, which have been exhibited in galleries in Santa Fe, Taos, Aspen, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., as well as Japan. The Smithsonian Institution invited her to contribute samples of her papers for their permanent collection.


In the early ‘90s she apprenticed in Greek/Russian icon painting under master iconographer Robert Lentz in Albuquerque. Since then she has taught herself to paint in oils, but also working in collage, acrylics, oil pastels, jewelry making, and printmaking. Next to teaching, experimenting and learning new media is her greatest joy.

Mixed Media with Sukey Hughes

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