Braidy Hughes is a female artist born in Australia, currently working in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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Braidy Hughes was born in Mackay, Queensland in 1982.

She commenced studying a Bach of Creative Arts in 2000; however after deciding that the course was not for her she ceased her studies after 3 months.

Braidy considers herself a self taught artist and she has been producing a steady and growing body of work after picking her brushes back up in 2005. Braidy’s paintings have since sold to numerous collectors throughout Australia and America, she has shown in various galleries across the South Queensland area and over the New South Wales boarder and her work has been selected for publications such as Curvy and ABC Arts

“As an artist I tend to work best when I approach my work with as much childlike freedom as possible, and while I’m in the mind set of what could almost be described as methodical meditation.

The women that I paint are to me fragments of contemplation. They spill onto the canvas when I am in my most quietly emotive state and often bound, like the words of a journal, into my recorded life.

In my most recent, and ongoing series, these women have become intertwined prominently with the emblem of the goldfish. I am currently unsure on the exact reasoning behind my use of them – however I do know that each secondary character that comes into my work comes in like a totem, and often they take on a story to tell of their own."

Solo Exhibition
2010 – The Painted Girl – Inspire Gallery Bar, West End QLD

Group Exhibition
2010 Deck the Walls, Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Petits Travaux, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay, NSW
2010 Big Art Auction, Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Hair-jacked, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay, NSW
2010 Support the Fort #2 Art Auction, The Fort, Brisbane
2010 Artists of Inspire – Inspire GalleryBar, West End, QLD
2009 Fringeblac – Fringebar, Fortitude Valley QLD
2009 Artworkers Awards – Metro Arts, Brisbane QLD
2009 January the Exhibition – Joshua Levi Gallery QLD
2008 2High Festival – The Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD
2008 BARI Festival – KILN Gallery, Paddington QLD
2008 Eumundi Arts Spectacular – Eumundi QLD
2007 2High Festival – The Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD
2007 CBD Group Exhibition – CBD Gallery, Brisbane QLD

Education

1999 Year 12 Shailer Park Sate High School

Awards

1999 People’s Choice Award, Artwaves

Publications
2010 BlueThumb – Decorators Catalogue featured Artist
2010 Curvy 7 Book – selected artist
2010 ABC Arts – Artpost featured Artist
2009 Myspace Australia – Arts and Culture featured Artist
2009 BlueThumb – Decorators Catalogue featured Artist

Artistic Development
2006 Commenced series of oil paintings, self taught
2007 Commenced ongoing series of water colour paintings, self taught
2007 First group exhibition following high school, CBD Gallery Brisbane
2008 Sold first publicly exhibited work during Eumundi Arts Spectacular
2008 Traveled to New York to meet with artists from the World Artist Network
2009 Work selected for Myspace Arts and Culture marketing campaign
2009 Work selected for Blue Thumb marketing campaign in the Decorators Catalog
2009 Sold first work to an international collector, California
2009 Commenced working on series of acrylic paintings
2009 Employed for Brisbane Writers’ Festival Chalk Mural, Brisbane City Council
2010 First Solo Exhibition, Inspire Gallery Bar West End
2010 Work promoted on ABC Arts Website and Newsletter
2010 Retrospect Galleries Byron Bay, ongoing representation
2010 Support the Fort #2 Art Auction
2010 Big Art Auction for the Big Issue, Bleeding Heart Gallery
2010 Selected Artist for Curvy 7
2010 Selected to exhibit in 2011 at the Logan City Regional Art Gallery
2011 Selected artist, Avant Card