Biography, exhibitions and competitions




About me

I am Diana Hudson, a Lancashire lass who grew up  in a little village outside Burnley.

I  travelled extensively and worked all over the world before returning to my roots in the Pendle area.
As a dog breeder and judge, I specialised in pet portraits for over 20 years before  adding portraits and landscapes to my portfolio.

I am  mostly self taught and am now studying for a degree in Fine Art.

I work  mainly in watercolour but also use acrylics, pastels and coloured pencil. I am a member of UKCPS


March 2013  Best in Show UKCPS World of Coloured Pencils, Keswick


 Feb 2013  Winner Animal Category EAC Art Awards 2012

 Feb 2013 Runner up Painters Online and Derwent  Competition, Animals from unusual viewpoints; Artist category. See winners here



 2012 Painters' Online Heptarthlon competition Gold Award Winner for 7 paintings in different media.

See all entries

2011 Painters' Online cobalt blue competition  1st prize

2010 was an exceptional year when I entered my first ever competitions and held a small one  person exhibition of village scenes from the local  Pendle area including Cliviger, Worsthorne and Hurstwood.

Competitions 2010

Feb: Winsor and Newton on-line  competition 2nd


June: Patchings Art Competition  Norfolk Highly Commended


November: EAC over 60s Art Awards finalist; exhibited  at Bankside Gallery London.  3rd in People's choice award.

November:  Sue Ryder Art Liberating Lives- finalist; exhibited  at the Mall Galleries London.