val hudson

Festival: 2016

I layer oil and wax on canvas which I then scribe into, in order to reveal what lies beneath.
The inspiration for a painting is often, unexpectedly found, in a piece of music, a poem, landscape
or a biography. I am fascinated by colour, the elements, the play of light. Colour and form are
juxtaposed inviting us to engage our imagination, to enter into another world, to let go of fixed
preconceptions and see beyond ‘the known’. My paintings have been described as “contemplative”.
I strive to evoke aspects of beauty and endeavour to make that which is invisible, visible. I am
captivated by the insubstantial transient nature of existence and the potential of emptiness and

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