Fran Hughes lives in southern NJ.
She began her college studies in the field of Education,
but changed her major while her two sons attended
high school to pursue a life-long love of art.
She attended Philadelphia College of Art, then
transfered to and graduated from Glassboro State College,
now known as Rowan University, with highest honors
and a B.A. in Illustration.
Although her credits include work for McGraw-Hill,
Brooks/Cole Publishers, as well as New Jersey Outdoors
and Health & You magazines, her fondness for children’s
illustration has led to three books:
Ruby's Peaches by Cindy Madara,
and 2 books by Julie Wells -
Inquisitive Ellis asks There's a frog in my throat? and Inquisitive Ellis asks Where's my funny bone? .
The farm pieces you see in this display were a result of her observation of the steady disappearance, through development, of small family-run farms in south Jersey.