Born in 1988, self-taught artist Bleau Shanay Hudson has been inspired by trees and woodlands since she was a child. Growing up in the West Sussex countryside and being immersed in nature, trees have always captured her imagination and still do to this day. For Bleau, trees are essential to living and a key part of her life. Bleau paints and draws trees from observation as well as from her imagination. These trees come from all over the UK, but mostly from her immediate surroundings near to her studio in the Ashdown Forest, Sussex.
Described as majestic, evocative, beautiful and sometimes even moody, Bleau’s work portrays trees in different seasons and at different stages of life with a strong focus on the structure of their roots, trunk and branches, therefore not always on their leaves. Bleau uses a variety of materials within her work, including acrylics, inks, spray paints and various natural papers. She sells originals, limited edition giclee prints mounted and framed or unframed, as well as gift cards.
Art Group / Exhibitions
Bleau exhibits in different places throughout the year at festivals and exhibitions as well as online on Etsy and Folksy. Buyers can visit her studio by appointment only. Bleau also regularly visits family on Dartmoor and is inspired by the moors and stone circles of Dartmoor. She is also exhibiting her work in Dartmoor galleries.
Not currently a member of an Art Society.
Please visit Bleau’s website for more information about her upcoming shows as well as an extended view of her previous and current works for sale.