Patrick Hughes is a painter, teacher and writer. He studied at James Graham Teachers Training College in Leeds in 1959-61 and held his first solo show in 1961 at the Portal Gallery, London. It was the first one-man show by a Pop Artist, though they were not even called that then. In the same year he exhibited at John Moore’s, Liverpool Exhibition.
He continued in teaching at various art colleges and had a one man show, his first one of many, at Angela Flowers Gallery in 1970.
In the 1970s Hughes’ name became synonymous with rainbow paintings, which also became very popular as prints and as postcards; people enjoyed them as decoration, but for Hughes the rainbow represented a solid experience.
In the late 1980s Hughes revisited exploiting the difference between perspective and reverspective and solidifying space. For the last 25 years his 3-D reverspective paintings have been exhibited around the world and featured in many public collections. He live and works in London.