Artist Statement: (from her website) https://310art.com/miriam-hughes Miriam was born in Chicago, IL, went to school both in Chicago at Colombia College and graduated from Kansas State University. In addition to being an illustrator, she has also started several businesses that had nothing to do with art but helped her make a living while doing art on the side. Her most favorite career path was as MissPoop – Dog Waste Guru, and she even won awards for her work in the field. Miriam currently lives in Flat Rock, NC with her mate of twenty some years and three dogs (sometimes four and sometimes less). They reside in a small historic 125 year old cottage with an art studio, a writing studio for her partner and amazing gardens that Doug, her partner, creates as his other art form. Miriam is not the gardener, but loves to sketch in the results.
Considering her vibrant use of color and often whimsical interpretation of her subject matter, few people would realize that Miriam began her career as a medical and scientific illustrator, working primarily in pen and black ink. Over the past ten years Miriam has been painting in primarily in watercolor. Traditional watercolor paintings, however, didn’t stop Miriam from taking the leap and trying new things with the medium. Currently doing a combination of watercolor and collage has become one of her favorite explorations.