Designer based in Hampshire, UK
Hi I am Nicola Hudson
I am a Fine Artist and Textiles Designer.
I am fascinated by playing with colour. I have found that Textiles is a fantastic way to express myself in the decorative arts. I have been developing collections of luxurious silk scarves. They are investment pieces. I am thrilled every time when a person invests in one of my scarves and appreciate that they have seen something in the design that has captured their interest and imagination.
My inspiration occurs from being immersed in nature’s surroundings. Nature and the countryside are very important to me as I find it a tranquil place with extraordinary qualities; a place where there is an abundance of life and somewhere you can rejuvenate, draw energy and be inspired.
I found that I have a great interest and pleasure in working with colour and painting. I really enjoy the creative journeys which start from a flicker of imagination of an object or a flower. The inspiration can inspire you to experiment and play; through this you often find something unique evolves by chance and through experimentation. I like to call these happy accidents and the jewels of the design journey, and they must not be missed.
Happy accidents can evolve and change, I develop them through my knowledge and influences which have formed through my education, from learning about Art movements Art history and iconic Artists. Occasionally there is a concept or a story behind my work but often the story is about the journey I went on while researching my design and the brilliant places that the creative journey took me for the design to evolve. The people you meet and the conversations you have. These all help to improve ideas.
I studied Fine Art at Chichester University and Textiles Design at Masters level at Winchester School of Art. Earlier in my life I studied Fine Art and specialised in Three-Dimensional Design. My journey through education has been a long one and has enabled me to explore the world of the Arts. It has also enabled me to have a grasp of the diverse genres of Art and Design. The discipline of Art and Design has so much scope.