Annie Hudson, Painter and Printmaker
Annie Hudson was born in Hampshire and trained at the Royal Academy Schools London. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK including at the RA Summer Exhibition, the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate and Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria. Read more …
Annie Hudson’s work is the outcome of many visits to raw outlying areas of Great Britain. From the Outer Hebrides and Scottish Highlands to Cumbria and the East Anglian coastline, Annie seeks out places which reveal the dynamic geological processes that have formed them.
Exploring the landscape through drawing, Annie’s love of line is central to all the work whatever the medium. She combines working freely with observation, in order to express the way the land changes constantly, with the new formations that are brought to light. From this abstractions develop, as well as investigations into colour; interests which reflect Annie’s love of work by artists such as Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, and Joan Eardley.
Smaller natural objects are also sources: plant forms, bones and fossils which seem to echo the world and its fragility. They generate new ideas and working processes, often leading to fresh interactions between drawing, paint and print.
Born in Hampshire, Annie Hudson grew up among the downs of the ancient Ridgeway. After gaining a Post Graduate Certificate from the Royal Academy Schools London in 1976, Annie moved to the West Country. From 2001 – 2013 she lived in the Lake District, and had a studio in a restored Victorian woollen Mill, overlooking the Howgill Fells. This location also gave her the opportunity to explore and work in Scotland as well as the North of England.
Annie has exhibited widely throughout the UK, most notably at venues and events including the RA Summer Exhibition, London; the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate; Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth; and most recently, with the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society in Norwich, where she now lives.