Kirk Hughey, a Santa Fe artist, studied at Northern Colorado University, St. John's College, at Ghost Ranch with Georgia O'Keefe, and credits artist Fritz Scholder as his mentor and teacher. Hughey's works are found in national museum collections and private collections such as those of Robert Redford, among other in North America and Europe, and he is listed in Who's Who in American Art .
A quote from his mentor / teacher, Fritz Scholder:
“The role of a painter today is to take a subject and translate it into his own personal terms, giving the viewer a new visual experience. This is a true challenge, since most of the objects are visual clichés. Kirk Hughey is meeting this challenge.” FRITZ SCHOLDER