Hugh Schone

I  was born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1949.  I describe my art as painterly realism, whether it is landscapes , portraits or my  whimsical realist paintings.   

At age 11 we moved to Los Angeles where we eventually settled in Redondo Beach. The beach and surfing gave me a vivid imagination and with the help of my high school art teacher, Mr. Joe Hooton, I realized that art would be my career. After high school and El Camino College as an art major, I was accepted at Art Center College of Design, and for 3 semesters studied Advertising Illustration. 

Around this time it seems that the government invited me attend the school of war in Vietnam in which I politely declined to serve as a conscientious objector.  I worked for a non-profit organization in San Francisco for 2 years, after which I enrolled in Academy of Art College to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration.  Having dabbled in storyboard work and a little graphic design, and film animation,I saw that I just wanted to paint visionary fine art paintings in acrylics and oils.
In the late 80’s I pursued a practical career as a faux finish and mural painting contractor, which I still do today.

Exhibits include the following:  

     The Norman P. Murray Center in Mission Viejo, CA
     The Quorum 
Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA
     The Orange County Center of Art Gallery in Santa Ana, CA
     Gallery 104 in San Clemente, CA
     The Rainwater Gallery in Huntington Beach, CA


Additionally, I have done commission work for portraits, and copies of the masters paintings, for which I have been highly praised.

If you wish to inquire about a particular painting on my website, or perhaps commission a painting, feel free to contact me via e-mail at or  You can also call me directly at 714-423-2648.  

If you wish to order a painting, I can either have it shipped to you, or it can be delivered to you, depending on where in Southern California you live.

Just for fun, check out the animated films below!

The Artist as a Young Man - San Francisco 1976

The Artist as a Young Man - San Francisco 1976