Artist Brownyn Hughes’ Dreams Result in Series of Paintings to Aid Red Cross

The concept for Mechanicsburg artist Brownyn Hughes’ latest series of paintings, “Tears of the World”, came to her in a dream. A pair of dreams, actually.

“In the first dream, I was to do a show for the Red Cross in New York. I’d never done anything like this before and was doubting myself all day. The very next day, I had the same dream again, but this time, I actually saw myself painting on a canvas using a technique I’d never tried before”, she recalls.

“At this point, I decided to give the Red Cross a call. I figured that, with all of the disasters that had happened recently, they were definitely in financial need and this would be a way that I could help them. I couldn’t wait to get started!” The whole series took Hughes nearly two months to complete.

“The paintings are acrylic on canvas, with glow-in-the-dark paint added last. There are fifty pieces in all: thirty 6″ x 6″ ($40 each); ten 10″ x 20″ ($300 each); and ten 20″ x 20″ ($600 each), for a total of $10,000 in potential donations to the Red Cross. I just took all of the work up to the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), where it will be on display from July 16th through August 21st, weekends only, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.”

Hughes also notes that her work will be available for purchase until August 21st.


  1. Mary Beth Brath says:

    Brownyn Hughes is a great supporter of People in General. She is one of the most caring people I have ever met. She was also named a Hometown Hero on the evening news due to her project with the Red Cross and BWAC.