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Mary Sorrows Hughes, American artist. Named one of 10 Artists for Highway Haiku, 2002; recipient Gary, Field, Landry & Bradford award, Louisiana Women Artists, 1994.


Hughes, Mary Sorrows was born on October 28, 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Howard Earl and Martha Jane (Summerville) Sorrows.


Bachelor in Art, Centenary College, 1967; Bachelor in Education, Centenary College, 1978.


Draftsman for сivil engineering department, Texaco, New Orleans, 1967-1970; owner, freelance artist, Shreveport, Louisiana, since 1979.


  • Other Work

    • Illustrator Total Tales, 1984. Included in The Best of Watercolor, 1995, Best of Watercolor: Painting Color, 1997, Floral Inspirations, 1998, Splash 7: The Qualities of Light, 2002, The New Creative Artist by Nita Leland, 2006. Represented in permanent collections Southwestern Electric Power Company, Shreveport, Burgess Corporation Collection, California.

      Featured artist Watercolor Magazine, 2003. Featured artist donor Philadelphia House Auction and Fund Raiser for Acuired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2003, Country Rds. Magazine, 2010.


Board directors Child Care Services, Inc. of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport, 1987-1991, president, 1991. Artport Airport Exhibit and Fundraiser for Acuired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Shreveport, 1991-2007. Worker Habitat for Humanity, Shreveport, 1992, 94.

Trustee St. Luke's Methodist Church, Shreveport, 1993-1995, chair building committee, 1986. Board directors Shreveport Art Guild, Friends of the Meadows Museum, 2000-2003. Member of Louisiana Watercolor Society (signature member, President award International Show 2005), Hoover Watercolor Society (president 1986, treasurer, publicity chair, others, Jurors Choice award 2001, Transparent Watercolor award 2003, Jurors Choice award 2006, Transparent Watercolor award 2006, Sidney Hoover Memorial award 2009, Special award 2010), Louisiana Artists (president 1994, 1998), Watercolor West (Yarka St. Petersberg Merchandise award 1995, Signature Member award 1996, W. Burgess Purchase prize 1998), Southwestern Watercolor Society (Signature Member award 1991, Edgar A. Whitney award 1992, Ansel Merchandise award 1999, Canson-Talons Inc. award 2000, St. Cuthberts Mill Merchandise award 2009), Medical Auxiliary Wives Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: exercise, gardening, traveling, reading, playing the flute.


Married Frank Broox Hughes, May 22, 1967. 1 child, Broox Bradley.

Howard Earl Sorrows

Martha Jane (Summerville) Sorrows

Frank Broox Hughes

Broox Bradley Hughes