Faryn Hughes is an aspiring illustrator from Saint Paul Minnesota. Art has been an integrated part of her life since adolescence. Various personal studies, as well as classes in high school and college, have helped her develop her own style and preferences. She currently graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in studio art and illustration.

Watercolor is Faryn's most practiced and favored medium because of its transparent and almost dreamlike quality, able to show the essence of a subject and transport viewers into a dreamscape. Watercolor expresses the movement and fluidity of a childlike imagination and the complex depth of dreams. This artistic psychology is one of the reasons this artist was so drawn to the graceful watercolor medium.

Much of this artist's style is inspired from children's book and fairytale illustrators from the turn of the century such as Warwick Goble and Arthur Rackham, as well as ancient oriental art and designs from Japan, China, Korea, and India. Both the simplicity of ancient oriental painting and calligraphy as well as the complexity of modern Asian designs have inspired many works of Faryn's art. Her favorite type of work is when a complex and mystifying story seems to be told from a single piece of art.

She hopes her art will speak to the viewer and give a glimpse into its own unique story.

"Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us." ~Roy Adzak


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