Hugo trained as a portrait painter in Florence at Charles Cecil Studios. He was invited to teach and remained several further years. Since leaving, alongside undertaking portrait commissions, Hugo has devoted much time to landscape painting and regularly travels between Scotland and Europe exploring different subject matter. He has recently returned from a trip to Russia where he had the chance to examine the home country of many painters he considers his inspirations. Hugo only works from life. His paintings hang in private collections across the UK, Europe and the States.