Guest artist – Hugh Winterbottom

Hugh Winterbottom is a man who paints buildings. Inside and out. Hugh lives in Glossop and is a time served painter and decorator by day, but takes his passion for paint much further than that. He is a talented artist with a love of oil paint, with which he experiments in a range of techniques from wet – on – wet to impasto. Hugh is comfortable using pallet knives as well as brushes and although architectural subjects feature prominently in his work, he also spends time on seascapes and other vistas which arrest his attention. He paints in a small studio not far from his home and is currently working towards a one man exhibition, which is due to take place in 2015 and will showcase around forty of Hugh’s artworks. The three paintings displayed here are from Hugh’s glimpses of prominent buildings in Manchester. Watch this space for more details and hopefully a few tips from Hugh who, as can be seen from his work, has a wealth of experience and an engaging style.

Stop press : the three examples of Hugh’s work displayed on this site have been spotted by a Manchester based graphic designer and are ¬†currently being printed as greetings cards and high quality giclee prints, available to purchase direct from or via this website. Nice to see that the site is being watched by professionals – result! Quick competition to see who’s awake…

Name the buildings depicted in Hugh’s paintings to win a ¬£10 voucher to spend at your favourite artists’ supply shop, wherever it is in the U.K. Email First correct answer gets the voucher, plus two runners up prizes of ¬£5 vouchers.

Hugh’s paintings can be found by clicking the following links: