braidy hughes > the girls

Braidy Hughes is a young self taught artist and has been painting since the age of 15. Born in Mackay in the early 80’s, she has spent most of her life living in the country while dreaming of big cities. She currently lives and works in Brisbane, and hopes to one day move to New York.

Though her  current day job is completely removed from all things creative, she finds sanity in her days off, which she religiously spends in front of her easel. To her art, in it’s simplest form, is a like a movie condensed down into one moment – in one image a story of a hundred pages can be told.

This is how her passion for art has formed, through the ability to provide the world with another escape into a altered experience. Her work is held in many private collections across Australia, California and New York.

As an individual artist I am drawn towards the romantic elements of escapism. Words, music and poetry all lend inspiration towards my work, these things pull forward and condense the emotional thoughts swimming around in my head.

The girls reflect my romanticism of the contemplative, the lonely, the very naive and at times my very broken view of the world. I am often told that my paintings appear to be very melancholic, I don’t really see this myself.

To me, these girls, represent a lot of things – and most of these things are bound by strength. – Braidy Hughes

Solo Exhibitions

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

 Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2009 Fringeblac – Fringebar, Fortitude Valley QLD
  • 2009 Artworkers Awards – Metro Arts, Brisbane QLD
  • 2009 January the Exhibition – Joshua Levi Gallery, Woolloongabba QLD
  • 2008 2High Festival – The Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD
  • 2008 BARI Fesival – 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


  • 1999 People’s Choice Award, Artwaves

Publications online

  • 2010 ABC Arts – Artpost featured Artist
  • 2009 Myspace Australia – Arts and Culture featured Artist
  • 2009 Blue Thumb – Decorators Catalogue featured Artist

Please enjoy ‘The Girls’ by Braidy Hughes.

All content on this page (and links from this page) remains the intellectual property of Braidy Hughes and is protected under the Australian Commonwealth Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). No use is permitted without the expressed written consent of Braidy Hughes . For more information on copyright, please visit

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2 responses

31 03 2011
Sam @ bento

Wow! Love her work… Just beautiful.

1 04 2011

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