Val Hudson
paint-drawing-print

Festival: 2015

The starting point for a painting is often a piece of music or a poem or engaging with someone’s life … with time for listening … and reflecting upon the call … a response arises. The paintings engage with the insubstantial, transient nature of existence as expressed through colour and form, the elements, open spaces and the play of light. Abstract and landscape in form, I endeavour to make that which is invisible, visible and in doing so I invite us to jettison our preconceptions and bring into play, imagination. I layer oil and wax on canvas then scrape-back to create pieces that are contemplative, meditative and mysterious. They are textural, intimate, paradoxical and poetic and engage with the potential of emptiness and silence. I try not to force anything to happen in the process of painting but rather ‘let go’ into the work …but heard, half-heard, in the stillness between two waves of the sea.” T S Eliot I studied Fine Art Painting at Central St Martins School of Art in London.

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