Val Hudson’s oil and wax paintings engage with the insubstantial, transient nature of existence as expressed through colour and abstract form, the elements, open spaces and the play of light. They are textural, intimate and poetic and engage with the potential of emptiness and silence.
Val layers oil and wax on canvas then scrapes-back to create pieces that are contemplative, meditative and mysterious. They call to a part of us that we cannot name.
This unfixable shifting nature of the paintings is part of what makes them endlessly fascinating.
The energy emitted by these colourful, elemental works engages us with our present experience of witnessing.