Hugh Rice

Hugh Rice was born in 1946 in Ireland. Educated at St. Joseph’s College of Education in Belfast, Ireland, he taught in Belfast as well as Zambia, Central Africa in 1974. He later earned a BA and MA (Education) with the Open University, UK. He has lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba since 2004 and spends several months a year in his native Ballycastle, Ireland. 

Whether he is painting in Canada or Ireland, Rice’s paintings are strongly influenced by his environment. Building up layers of paint, he rarely uses brushes, favouring rags and various tools around the studio instead. He creates large, abstracted Canadian prairies in the Summer, and the misty glens of Ireland in the Winter.

Rice’s work can be found in collections around the world.

Artwork by Hugh Rice

Stay Till It's Dark
Stay Till It’s Dark40″ x 40″
Prairie Gold
Prairie Gold30″ x 30″
Near Home II
Near Home II36″ x 36″
Just Stay Awhile
Just Stay Awhile30″ x 60″
I'm Staying Put
I’m Staying Put40″ x 40″
Golden Prairie
Golden Prairie14″ x 18″
Gold Leaf Prairie
Gold Leaf Prairie14″ x 18″
Close By II
Close By II36″ x 36″
Down Your Way
Down Your Way16″ x 20″
Walking Your Way
Walking Your Way16″ x 20″
Forest Walk
Forest Walk36″ x 36″
Dreaming of You
Dreaming of You36″ x 36″
Dancing to the Wind
Dancing to the Wind40″ x 40″
In My Sight
In My Sight48″ x 48″
Near You Now
Near You Now30″ x 36″
Looking For You
Looking For You40″ x 40″
Just Drifting
Just Drifting22″ x 28″
Dancing in the Wind II
Cool Breeze II
Cool Breeze II36″ x 36″
Back the Way II
Back the Way II36″ x 36″
Woodland Light
Woodland Light14″ x 14″
Travel Light
Travel Light30″ x 30″
Twiggy10″ x 4″
Branche17″ x 8″
Woody29″ x 14″
Prairie Grass
Prairie Grass36″ x 36″SOLD
Near You II
Near You II36″ x 36″SOLD
Forever Looking
Forever Looking24″ x 48″SOLD
Come On In
Come On In12″ x 16″SOLD
Let's Go This Way
Let’s Go This Way16″ x 20″SOLD
Just Come on Over II
Just Come on Over II48″ x 48″SOLD
Ramble III
Ramble III16″ x 16″SOLD