Art Work 2017


delpha hudson
What is my place in the world? oil and bitumen on canvas, 40x40x4cm, 2017

colourful painting for sale
The act of creation, bitumen and oil on canvas, 40x40x4cm, 2017

colourful painting with figures for sale
Let’s dance the dance, bitumen and oil on canvas, 40x40x4cm, 2017

Metaphysical Positions are a series of paintings that aim to make visible abstract concepts of being, knowing and identity. They use figurative and historical gestures to reconfigure and represent possibilities for fluid female identity through movement and gesture. In 2017 these paintings were shown in a series of exhibitions in and around Cornwall, including Tremenheere Gallery, Acorn Theatre Gallery and the Redwing Gallery.


large figurative paintings for sale
Arcus – bow to the heart, , oil and bitumen on canvas, 150x120x4cm, 2017

colourful painting for sale
Let’s put differences aside, acrylic and bitumen on linen in antique frame, 38x58x5cm, 2017

Learning to ask for help, acrylic on untreated canvas, 25x25x3cm, 2017

Constantly experimenting with media and process, some paintings work with bitumen and found antique frames to build relationships with the past. Other work explore historical and repetitious struggles to visualise how women survive psychological, physical and mental challenges. Embodied paintings were a series of large works that explored connections between live reality, movement and paint. By building up layers of tactile bitumen to create palimpsests of texture and texts, these paintings explored the body and different ways the body can be’ written on’. Studies in Survival were a series of small colourful folk-style paintings. Painted to celebrate women and mothers around the world, they were commissioned and sold at the Acorn Theatre Gallery.


photo of the artist painting in her studio by Rick Davey
Artist working in her studio. Photo credit: Rick Davey 2017

As well as painting projects Delpha was involved in a number of performance & live art projects in 2017 including sound performance collaborations & Double Burden a performance at Leyden Gallery in London.

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