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

Down Your Way
Down Your Way16″ x 20″
Walking Your Way
Walking Your Way16″ x 20″
Let's Go This Way
Let’s Go This Way16″ x 20″
Let's Just Enjoy
Let’s Just Enjoy16″ x 20″
From a Distance
From a Distance40″ x 40″
Come On In
Come On In12″ x 16″
Ramble III
Ramble III16″ x 16″
Home at Last II
Home at Last II48″ x 48″
Forever Looking
Forever Looking24″ x 48″
Forest Walk
Forest Walk36″ x 36″
Evening Light
Evening Light8″ x 9″
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″
Inch By Inch
Inch By Inch22″ x 28″
Quiet Time
Quiet Time16″ x 20″
Prairie Grass
Prairie Grass36″ x 36″
Near You Now
Near You Now30″ x 36″
Near You II
Near You II36″ x 36″
Looking For You
Looking For You40″ x 40″
Listen to the Wind
Listen to the Wind30″ x 30″
Just Drifting
Just Drifting22″ x 28″
Just Come on Over II
Just Come on Over II48″ x 48″SOLD
Dancing in the Wind II
Cool Breeze II
Cool Breeze II36″ x 36″
Branche17″ x 8″
Back the Way II
Back the Way II36″ x 36″
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea48″ x 48″
My Roots are Here II
My Roots are Here II36″ x 36″
Woodland Light
Woodland Light14″ x 14″
Twiggy10″ x 4″
Travel Light
Travel Light30″ x 30″
Woody29″ x 14″