Kathleen B. Hudson
"The timeless quality of the Forgotten Coast keeps the inspiration flowing for artists--it's little wonder we all treasure the chance to paint here. I'm moved by the community's enthusiastic embrace of the festival, which makes it one of the best in the country."
Kathleen B. Hudson is a Kentuckian whose love of travel has led her to paint far and wide. She creates landscapes in oil, both in her studio and en plein air. Her style is shaped by her close observation of nature and her desire to explore light and atmospherics in the landscape.
Hudson moved from her native Kentucky to Boston in the fall of 2005 to begin an undergraduate degree at Harvard University. During her years in Boston, Hudson came to love the weathered New England landscape as she painted, studied mountain travel narratives, and led backpacking trips for fellow students. After graduating, she was selected to join Boston’s Copley Society of Art, the oldest non-profit art association in America.
In 2013, Hudson returned to her hometown of Lexington and began to take part in regional plein airpainting festivals. She now undertakes several national juried competitions each year, and when she's not outside painting from life, you can find her in the studio creating larger scale landscapes that emphasize the dynamic interplay of light, shadow, and atmospherics.
In 2017, Hudson received the Grand Prize in the 6th Annual PleinAir Salon for her painting Bright Morning, Timberline Falls, which was featured on the July 2017 cover of PleinAir Magazine. The same month, Southwest Art named her an "Artist to Watch." In 2018, Hudson won the Grand Prize at Plein Air Texas and Artist’s Choice at Forgotten Coast en Plein Air.
You can see more of Kathleen's work at http://www.kathleenbhudson.com/