Val Hudson trained at St Martins School of Art and currently lives in Derbyshire
Val Hudson is a painter drawing on a wide spectrum of ideas and influences. Her paintings present a dreamlike quality of ephemeral spaces punctuated with half seen evocations of memory, experience and sensory imaginings. The content of her paintings are the starting point of a conversation with the viewer where the language is not just visual but emotive and evocative with a subtle potency of shifting illusive signs and symbols.
There is a sense that the viewer is invited to decipher meaning through their own non-verbal, non-cognitive contemplation. The paintings are also imbued with a strong visual presence because of their human scale and strength of colour and composition. To fully appreciate Val’s painting is to stand in front of one until the internal noise quietens …....
Sculptor, Vivien Whitaker says,
‘My home is hugely enhanced by owning six of Val’s large original abstracts
Three in my bedroom so they are the first thing I see every day; one next to my dining table; one in my library and one in my dance room.
It is important for me to have original art rather than prints, as the essence of the artist is within them and it is possible to see the depth & texture & markings more clearly than on a print.
I love big works which catch my eye as I pass, demanding attention and making a statement.
My paintings are without frames as, for me, they feel more immediate & intense
I see something new in each of my paintings every day (so cost per view over the years makes them very reasonably priced)
I feel so privileged to have them in my home and enjoy sharing them with visitors.’