Hudson completed her BA in History at London University in 1985, had 4 children, then studied at Coventry University and Dartington College between 1997-2003 gaining her BA & MA in Fine Art.

She currently has a studio in Bread Street Penzance with a painting practice that is at once personal and political, historical and contemporary. Her paintings are also informed and inspired by the performance, film & conceptual art practice that Hudson developed from 1998 when she became involved with socially engaged interdisciplinary projects about women, mothers and equality,

Hudson has shown films around Europe, been commissioned to make performance & installation work for many institutions & festivals including Tate St Ives, Newlyn & Exchange Gallery. She has curated Arts Council funded exhibitions with art collectives including Art Surgery and Salon de Textes.  

Developing her own resonant studio practice & painting style, she often uses conceptual media like dripped bitumen with oil paint on canvas to create rich tapestries of dark yet colourful scenes that aim to re-shape thinking about women, equality and visibility. Her paintings have been shown and sold all around the UK in unusual spaces as well as galleries since 2005.

Developing narrative works on paper during 2020 which are now been sold and shown on many online platforms including FILIA, Procreate, and Maternal Art, Delpha also published her performance book & project Theatre of the Self with funding from Arts Council & Cultivator. New film works shown at Exeter Phoenix & Tremenheere Galleryin 2021 follow themes about women, caring, visibility & mental health that Hudson explored in her sculpture installation Small Promethean Acts at Artcore Gallery, Derby, 2019.

photo of the artist painting in her studio by Rick Davey

Recent Painting CV 2019-21


Tremenheere Gallery, NSA Looking Forward

Maternal Art (online)


Extraordinary Postcards, Newlyn & Exchange Art Gallery

Tremenheere Gallery, NSA Edge of Dark

Kingsland Gallery (online & print)

Distanced Domestic exhibition co.curation (online)

Longlisted for Mother Art Prize (online)

Short listed for Confinement Chronicles


Clifton Fine Art, Bristol

Platform 1 Gallery, London

More Selected Painting Shows


Metaphysical Positions, solo exhibition, Acorn Gallery

Embodied, solo exhibition, Redwing Gallery, Penzance


Hesletine Gallery, Truro


Liquid Selves, solo exhibition at Helston Museum Gallery

Drawing the Line, at Anima-Mundi Gallery, St Ives

Mariner’s Gallery, St Ives


Marburae Gallery

Off the Shelf, Saltburn

Art Lounge, Derby

Double Lives, Nottingham

Tactile Bosch, Cardiff

Redearth gallery, Devon

St Ives School of Art


HOME, Chapel Gallery, Omskirk


Drawing the line, Hilton Young Gallery

Vitreous Gallery, Truro

A selection of shows in other media


Publication of Theatre of the Self with Virtual Book Launch

Online interviews: Tea with MAM with Helen Sargent, On Resilience with Carrieanne Vivianette CVIV arts, Creative Core with Ryya Bread

Arts Council & Cultivator funding for mentoring with Ceri Hand

Film programmes:  Like a ship righting itself , Exeter Phoenix & Swept under the Rug, Tremenheere Gallery 


Small Promethean Acts, HOME exhibition show Artcore Gallery, Derby

INdialogue presentation at Mansions of the Future, Lincoln


Miss-Readings, site-specific performance commission for Tate St Ives ‘Cornwall Art Now’ show


On The margin, performance video (7 minutes) shown at Tulca, Ireland, Body Parts Festival (SSA), Edinburgh, Performance in Nature, Serbia, The Phoenix, Exeter


Double-Void, performance, video and installation at Newlyn Art Gallery

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