b.1958 Hugo Grenville runs Red House Studios with his wife Sophie. Hugo was first a solider, then an art dealer before becoming a full time painter in 1989. Since first exhibiting in London in 1974, Hugo has held 11 one man shows, establishing a reputation as a colourist. Since 1996 he has exhibited regularly with David Messum Fine Art in Cork Street, London and his work hangs in private and institutional collections around the world. Major commissions have included working in Bosnia as a war artist, in an iron foundry for the Millennium Project and portraits of leading figures. Hugo has taught since 1990 and is passionate about inspiring others to paint. He strongly believes that it is as valid a way of communicating as it always has been.