Dale Hudson

Esdaile Hudson

Esdaile Hudson

Esdaile Hudson (Dale) was born in India in 1937, into a traditionally military family, and educated at Sherborne School, Dorset and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.  He served in the 2nd KEO Gurkha Rifles for ten years from 1956 to 1966, before his gifts pressed him into making a rare transition to artistic life.  He attended Southampton and Plymouth College of Art,  and went on to study portraiture with the late Patrick Larking R.P., R.O.I. and figure drawing with the late Sam Rabin.  He held his first one-man

Sai Kung Harbour, Hong Kong

Sai Kung Harbour, Hong Kong, oil

exhibition in 1973 in London, since when he has painted full time, while raising a family, and has exhibited almost annually, in London, Scotland, Hong Kong, Holland, India and Ethiopia, and in many galleries throughout the UK.

He has illustrated periodicals and books, including a new edition of the work of Richard Jefferies, the great Victorian naturalist.  He worked for a good many years as a wildlife painter, specialising in

Isabella Findlay, oil, Kirkcudbright, 1992

Isabella Findlay, oil, Kirkcudbright, 1992

birds, particularly pheasants. He produced every illustration for a comprehensive world survey of pheasant species.  He has also undertaken many portrait commissions.  He works across the spectrum of art, in oils, watercolour, charcoal, pencil, pastel etc, using an unusually broad range of stylistic approaches and subject matter – landscapes, wildlife, portraits and figure studies.   He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts in 1994.

His career has been based on sound drawing and the expression of natural beauty, rather than an unseemly striving for novelty.

 

The late Mrs Sal George, 6 Marlais View, in 2009

The late Mrs Sal George, 6 Marlais View, in 2009,pencil drawing

Contact
Tel: 01558 685350
email: esdaile.hudson@btinternet.com
address: Castle Green, Llansawel SA19 7JH

This watercolour is of Castle Green field in summer, with resident black sheep.

This oil painting is of Castle Green field in summer, with resident black sheep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castle Green field in winter

Castle Green field in winter, oil

Michael McNamara, Swan Fach, 2011

Michael McNamara, Swan Fach, 2011, pencil drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

A village View

A view of Llansawel Village, oil

James Hearfield, Foxhollies, 2012

James Hearfield, Foxhollies, 2012, pencil drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Gurkha Bugler, oil,commissioned by Brig. Christopher Bullock OBE MC

2nd Gurkha Bugler, oil, commissioned by Brig. Christopher Bullock OBE MC

Shetland Bull, Galfrid Ashley, oil

Shetland Bull, Galfrid Ashley, oil

 

 

 

 

winter partridge

winter partridge

 

nuthatch

nuthatch

bullfinches

bullfinches

 

 

 

chaffinch 3

chaffinch

 

 

 

 

 

The 10th Lord Polwarth, oil, 2004

The 10th Lord Polwarth, oil, 2004

 

 

 

John and Bartbara Wilcox, oil on canvas, 2011

John and Barbara Wilcox, oil on canvas, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wrens

wrens

 

 

 

 

 

shepherd boy

shepherd boy