In Winter Posy, Kate Hudson blends a cheerful bouquet of blooms together in warm citrus shades of orange and yellow. This vibrant acknowledgment of nature’s ability to flourish and inspire, regardless of seasonal change, is displayed in a rectangular shaped vase featuring a black and white Art Deco style design. The balance and harmony of Hudson’s compositions, together with her use of colour accents, form the basis of her highly decorative and patterned prints. The result, when combined with a distinctive geometric motif, is the creation of a traditional floral still life with a contemporary twist.
Kate Hudson is a Melbourne based printmaker who trained in textile design at London’s Central School of Art & Design prior to immigrating to Australia in 1990. Focussing on pattern, design and colour, Hudson specialises in multi coloured linocut reduction prints taking inspiration for her work from the Arts & Crafts Movement, Japanese woodblocks and printmakers such as Margaret Preston (1875-1963). Hudson’s commercial collaborations with Catherine Manuell and Earth Greetings feature some of her most recognisable designs on a range of fashion accessories and greetings cards.
Since 2003 Hudson has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Victoria. Her artwork is held in a number of public, corporate and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Australian Print Workshop, Geelong Gallery, Austin Hospital, Australian Unity, Crown Casino and several local councils.
Winter Posy © Kate Hudson