Val Hudson - 44

Location: Barlow, Chesterfield / Genre: Contemporary Paintings and Prints

Artist Statement

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. 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, one needs to stand in front of one until the internal noise quietens.

Exhibtions in 2019 incude

London Contemporary Art Gallery, Bloomsbury, London.

Bils and Rye Gallery, Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire

Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail

Melbourne Art and Architecture Trail

Open Studios, Barlow, Derbyshire

Artwave West Gallery, Dorset

Gallerytop, Rowsley, Derbyshire

 

Venue Information

49 Springfield Rd
Barlow, Chesterfield
S187SQ

Directions: 
From Sheffield take A621 to Owler Bar Roundabout, take the B6051 to Barlow. On entering the village take first right. From Chesterfield take the B6051 to Barlow. Drive one mile and take first left after The Tickled Trout Bar Restaurant.

Disabled access is partial

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