2020 Paintings

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All the people we have to be to get through the day, watercolour & ink, 42x30cm, 2020

During lockdown 2020 when I was unable to get to my studio I started making watercolour and ink paintings at home. It was a wonderful re-discovery of a medium I had dismissed as ‘women’s work’! I now make new works on paper every week.


Sleepless Nights, Complicated Days, oil & bitumen on canvas, 2020

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Song of the masses as they pass on by, oil & bitumen on canvas, 80x100x4cm, 2020


Writing about Song of the masses as they pass on by

Painted during lockdown, I had sketched out ideas for this painting nearly a year before. I was thinking about overcrowding and the political push for more housing; the idea of ‘space as the final frontier’  – and often the tipping point for poverty for many as housing is a huge issue – and a very pressing local issue here in Cornwall.

Strange now, to finally complete the painting as we create space between us because of the Pandemic. The thought of humanity crushing together, it seems, will be increasing an anachronism even in cities, and many countries around the world. Most of us have the luxury of some space. But if we do not? What are the psychological pressures on people who don’t have enough living space and who cannot get away from others? (even their families). You might recognise a nod to Gin Alley, Goya’s flying figures, the star trek enterprise, colourful skyscrapers and surreal buildings with ‘eye’ graffiti (from a photos of a real place). This is a busy, gaudy palette of colour used to communicate the joy and distress of humanity – with dreams of escape.

Delpha Hudson, June 2020

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Above the rush of wind there is always tenderness, oil & bitumen on canvas, 50x50x4cm, 2020

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Head, hand heart; the struggle for dignity and status, oil & bitumen on canvas, 50x50x4cm, 2020

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Look at it this way, oil and bitumen on driftwood, 24x76x2cm, 2020

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A much needed perspective on anxiety, oil and bitumen on canvas, 70x50x4cm, 2020

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Reflections on the transparency of care, watercolour & ink on paper, 50x40cm, 2020

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Fundamental categories of Vita Activa; labour, work, action, watercolour, 42x30cm, 2020

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When the darkness takes you, with her hand across you, tell her your name, watercolour & ink on paper, 40x50cm, 2020

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A thousand and one knots that bind us together, watercolour & ink on paper, 30x42cm, 2020
featured on Instagram with Museum of Motherhood

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The profound inability to think in female terms, watercolour & ink on paper, 30x42cm, 2020

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The supper club supporting acts were amusing that night, watercolour & ink on paper, 25x30cm, 2020

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Not enough hours in the day, watercolour & ink on paper, 15x18cm, 2020

Not enough hours in the day was selected for the Distanced Domestic show

Lockdown story watercolours are small (all 15x18cm) watercolour & ink works on paper. The project started during the first lockdown in March 2020. They invited everyone to share their stories and experiences for good mental health. These stories were visualised and shared on social media and some paintings were shown at Newlyn & Exchange gallery, 2020.

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