Phillipa Hudson was born in Rhodesia and immigrated to Canada in 1978. Her first years were spent in Calgary where she and her husband spent many a weekend exploring and climbing in the Rockies. Then with their young family they moved to Vancouver Island, where she now lives. With children grown and retired from a business career she now travels, explores and paints. Summers are spent gathering material up the coast on their boat or climbing in the mountains of the Coast range and the Rockies. Her heart is in the outdoors and her paintings reflect this love. In 2013 she was commissioned by the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to paint three 6' x 8' iconic Rockies scenes for their renovated lobby. Since then she has been commissioned to paint for other hotel lobbies and corporate offices. Her paintings hang in private collections in North America, Europe and Africa.