Sculptor John Wilson and abstract painter and fine art photographer Suzun Hughes created WILSON HUGHES gallery - contemporary fine art & craft in 2008. Located at 117 Campbell Avenue SW, in the historic downtown Roanoke ARTS District only three blocks west of the City Market Building. The gallery features the artwork of Wilson and Hughes as well as periodic showings of other established National and International artists. National and local artists were commissioned to fill the west exterior wall of the gallery building with spray paint. The wall in itself has become an attraction for photographers and self-portraits. The gallery is open Daily from Noon to 4 PM by chance or appointment. Ring bell or call 540.529.8455, it's best to call first. 

Philadelphia-born, long time San Franciscan and current Virginia resident, Suzun Hughes is an Abstract painter and Fine Art photographer. Hughes studied painting and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute after graduating from San Francisco State University’s Multimedia Studies Program and Villanova University. She attended an artists residency at Cite’ Internationale des Art, in Paris, France for six months between 2011 and 2013 which resulted in a photographic guidebook to the hidden shopping streets, entitled Paris Walks (available for purchase on this site). Her artwork has been exhibited Internationally and is held in private collections in the United States, and Europe.

Colorado born, long time San Franciscan and Virginia resident, John Wilson (1942-1918) has an extensive background in construction. As an artist he was self-taught and had an affinity for reusing materials. He was attracted to metal as a medium because of its flexibility, excellent strength to weight ratio, and stability. A constant thread in Wilson's art is the use of graphic images placed out of context, and recycled, reconstructed, and disassembled tools and electronics. His work reflects a sense of play and whimsy. His collaboration with members of the San Francisco Artist community resulted in several large-scale metal art projects that have been shown internationally. Wilson's current work in Virginia focuses on large-scale sculpture that includes movement as a significant dimension. His sculpture is is held in private and public collections in the United States.