My work is inspired by the delicate, graphic motifs in European folk art and my grandmother’s many hand-sewn quilts.

Haley Elise Hughes

About the Artist

Portrait of artist Haley Elise Hughes.

Based in Greenville, South Carolina, artist Haley Elise Hughes (b. 1995) brings a playful nostalgia to her paintings through her exploration of whimsical color palettes and graphic botanical motifs. With a creative background in floral design and cut-paper artwork, Haley balances geometric motifs with expressive organic designs that yield thoughtful, structured compositions. Whether abstract or representational, she delights in creating connective artwork that invites the viewer to enter into her imaginative scenes, sparking a sense of sentimentality and self-reflection.

News and Notables
  • Exhibited at Internal Affairs Gallery, 2023

  • Participated in Indie Craft Parade, 2023

  • Exhibited at Goodyear Arts, 2020