'Note to God' | Peter Hudson
Sunshine Coast-based artist Peter Hudson’s exhibition 'Note to God' is a homage to whomever your creator may be, an appreciative recognition of what we have and all that we should be grateful for.
Peter Hudson is a landscape and portrait painter who lives and works in Maleny, Queensland. Peter draws largely on contemporary Australian history for inspiration in his art making. Regular painting trips and sketching ‘en-plein air’ form an integral part of his art-making process in capturing the spirit or essence of the landscape.
‘The landscape painter will eventually understand and attest that nature is in fact perfect, meaning when you look at any natural landscape you know that not a single blade of grass, or grain of sand is out of place, and every mountain, river, tree, creek, valley, hill, cave, billabong, cloud, is exactly where it should be,’ says Hudson.
‘Everything is, in the right place at the right time. This is a gift for the landscape artist, as all the usual problems and decisions concerning design, tone, colour, what to include, what to leave out etc. have been taken care of.’
Peter Hudson exhibits regularly, has won a number of regional art prizes. His portrait of Paul Kelly was a finalist in the 2007 Archibald Prize. He is represented in the collections of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, National Portrait Gallery and Parliament House in Brisbane.