Arthur Hudson (b.1977) is a Black Country artist, best known for his paintings depicting Snowdonia and the Welsh landscape.
He travels around other parts of Britain and Southern Europe, making sketches from which to work. This allows his studio practice a certain freedom, to simplify or modify scenes and explore different colour effects and applications.
Using a thick impasto which is subsequently glazed with numerous washes, Hudson highlights the thickness of the paint but also adds a richness and depth to the colours. It is this experimentation in colour that intrigues him, as well as the structural aspects of composition. He often plays with the reduction of aerial perspective, effectively flattening the landscape and often substituting colours in order to solve the painting in a less predictable manner, sometimes even creating a collage of elements from various sketches.
Al is drawn to locations which convey a distinct mood and finds the dark, brooding atmosphere of North Wales particularly resonant.
He studied Fine Art at Liverpool School of Art, graduating in 2001 and currently works from his studio in Coven, Staffordshire.
His work draws on many influences such as Claude Monet, Tom Thomson, Franklin Carmichael, Camille Pissarro and particularly the palette knife techniques of Sir Kyffin Williams.