Williamstown artist Jane Hudson

Major Arcana Paintings and 22-card Tarot Deck

By: - Aug 24, 2023

Williamstown artist Jane Hudson
Major Arcana paintings and 22-card tarot deck
On Display September 1, 2023 -December 24, 2023
Experiential opening on September 22, 2023, 4-7 p.m.
Wild Soul River 248 Cole Ave, Williamstown, MA

Original artwork from Jane Hudson’s Major Arcana series will be displayed at Wild Soul River (248 Cole Ave. Williamstown, MA) from September 1, 2023 -December 24, 2023. Timed with the autumnal equinox, Wild Soul River will host an experiential opening on September 22, 2023, 4-7 p.m. 

These paintings, inspired by the Major Arcana cards in the traditional Rider-Waite tarot deck, are also the inspiration for a Major Arcana-specific 22-card tarot deck released by Hudson this summer with WIld Soul River.

Hudson has been a practitioner of the Tarot since her 20’s. Introduced to the Tarot and other esoteric practices in the early 1960’s the cards appealed to her artistic sensibilities and her love of cosmic mystery. Through many changes in her life she carried on with the practice, using it mainly for self-reflection. 

In late 2019 Hudson made a piece (later to become “The Chariot”) and a friend suggested that she pursue a series based on the Tarot. Up to that point she had not worked in series, allowing her to explore developing imagery as it occurred to her. Of course when Covid hit, she was faced with isolation and focused studio time. During the COVID lockdown in 2020, the project took shape. 

Jane Hudson is an actor and musician, poet, performance artist, video artist, rock musician, hipster and painter. Jane received an NEA for her work in Video, and showed large abstract paintings in Boston at the Atlantic Gallery, Nielsen Gallery and Segal Gallery in Boston. She taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for 32 years. With her husband Jeffery Hudson they are “Jeff and Jane Hudson”, the total gonzo band is known as a pioneer in the synth rock genre.

Jane Hudson’s Major Arcana 22-Card Tarot Deck is currently sold exclusively through Wild Soul River in Williamstown. (