Formally trained at the Newcastle school of art and design, Hush’s unique style is recognizable through its focus on the female form set within backgrounds filled with an expressionist’s freedom of layering and color. The serene balance of traditional painting is combined with a messier passion, influenced by Western traditions of action painting and graffiti, culminating in a harmony that feels surprisingly natural. Swift gestural marks underlie splashes of paint, looping through lines and over bright combinations of color.