Contemporary California painter Sharon Hudson's sensual paintings begin with her love of the physical world, especially the human figure, plants, and everyday objects. Her art celebrates the sensuous aspects of both subject and media, and her paintings have a frankly decorative intent, using bold color, line, texture, and pattern to animate strong compositions.
Hudson's paintings reflect her travels of the past three decades. Japanese brushwork and ukiyo-e prints, brilliant Mexican color, Pacific Northwest Indian design, African abstraction, sensual Hindu voluptuousness, and patterns from around the world have all left imprints on her painting. From this painter's love of the tropics springs images of beaches, swimmers, shells, fish, and luxuriant plants.
A figure painter for over 30 years, Hudson's stunning and sensual figure paintings always begin with live figures. Her stylistic inspiration comes from masters of sensuality like painters Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh, as well as contemporary decorative arts like quiltmaking and stained glass.
Whether attracted by color, form, movement, or expression, Hudson begins her paintings with media that are swift and sensual, and works quickly to capture the subject. This spontaneous portrayal may complete the painting, or she may work the subject into a sensuous abstract or a complex visual composition, often playful, energized with collage and decorative patterns.
In addition to this collection of sensual contemporary art, this art gallery also offers figures, abstracts, still lifes, portraits, decorative non-objective patterns, and other kinds of art. Bold, sensual, intriguing fine art in painting, collage, pastel, drawing, and mixed media. San Francisco Bay area visual artist Sharon Hudson, Berkeley and Oakland, northern California.
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Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, northern California
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