Farida Hughes is an American artist working with oil paint and mixed media, in an abstract, energetic, and colorful style. Her work is in many private and corporate collections, including Target, United Health Group and Chesapeake Capital. Through abstraction, her paintings express the gathering and movement of crowds, often from above, exploring group relationships and community growth and bonding.
A new direction for the artist in 2013, the scarves were born of the desire to translate her art into a multiple item existing parallel to the work in the studio. Visitors to her studio often told Farida that they wanted to wear her work, and now they can. She names the designs for strong, beautiful, and influential people, most of them women, she has known. Each design is an original, artist-designed wearable work of art. The cotton/modal scarves are the newest items to the collection.