Winnifred Hudson was a British-born painter who lived most of her life in Hawaii. She was born in Sunderland, England on May 21, 1905. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Alberta, Canada, where she grew up. In 1932, she came to Hawaii on a vacation and liked it so much that she moved to Honolulu in 1934. Hudson worked as a secretary and took courses at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. At age 60, she quit her job to become a full-time artist. In 1995, at age 90, she left Hawaii to live near her family in California. She died in Davis, California on May 10, 1996.