Val Hudson

Contemplative, poetic, elemental, abstract paintings that are portals for the imagination. Val layers oil and wax on canvas, scratching back, revealing what lies beneath.

Val Hudson’s 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,Val layers oil and wax on canvas then scrapes-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. Val 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. To fully appreciate Val’s painting, one needs to stand in front of one until the internal noise quietens.

Open days

  • Saturday 4th May
  • Sunday 5th May
  • Monday 6th May (Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 11th May
  • Sunday 12th May

About my studio

From Sheffield take A621 to Owler Bar Roundabout, take the B6051 to Barlow. On entering the village take first right.

  • This studio has disabled access
  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • Workshops and tuition are available

Contact me

t: 01142 891 869
m: 07910 481 810

Studio location

49 Springfield Road
S18 7SQ

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