Val Hudson

Derbyshire, UK






Val studied Fine Art (painting) at St Martins School of Art, London 1991-1994


Solo exhibitions

1998 Swan House : Suffolk
1999 Expresso Café : Norwich
2000 Frames Gallery:Norwich
2003 Last Gallery: Zurich
2005 Last Gallery: Zurich
2006 St Giles Gallery: Norwich
2008/9 St Giles Gallery: Norwich
2011/2012 Last Gallery: Zurich

Other exhibitions

1992 Cambridge Library : Cambridge
1993 The Gallery : Cambridge
1998 John Innes Centre : Norwich
1998 Eastern Open, Fermoy Gallery : Kings Lynn
1998 Playhouse Theatre : Norwich
1998 Gallery Cafe : Reading
1999 Open Studios : Norwich
2001 Regatta Fine Art : Norfolk
2001 British Contemporary Art, Deloitte and Touche: Zurich
2011 Norwich Assembly Rooms: Norwich
2012 Cambridge Buddhist Centre : Cambridge
2012 Parallax : Chelsea London
2012 Affordable Art Fairs London Bristol Stockhom
2012 Enid Lawson Gallery : London
2012 Gallerytop : Derbyshire
2012 Artwave West : Dorset
2013 Harley Gallery Open : Nottinghamshire
2013 Open Up Studios : Sheffield
2013 Torr Vale Mill Derbyshire Open
2013 Wirksworth Arts Trail
2013 Jack Sevens Gallery : Macclesfield Cheshire
2013 Selected for Midlands Open at Tarpey Gallery
2013 Artwave West : Dorset

Artist statement

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.”





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Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

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