Contemporary figure paintings by San Francisco Bay area artist Sharon Hudson include colorful decorative abstract figures; graphic abstract figure paintings with bold line and flat color; playful figures embedded in collages of decorative patterns; bold expressionistic painterly figures in pastel, graphite, and charcoal; realistic figures and portraits; and figure studies. Hudson has been drawing and painting contemporary decorative figures for over 30 years.
Hudson's figure paintings begin with her love of the human figure, and starts with live figure models accompanied by plants and other decorative objects. Hudson's figure painting celebrates the sensual aspects of both subject and media, and has a frankly decorative intent, using bold color, sensuous shape, line, texture, and pattern to animate strong compositions.
Whether attracted by color, form, movement, or expression, Hudson uses media that are swift and sensual, and works quickly to capture the figure. This may complete the figure drawing or painting, or the artist may work the figure into an elegant abstraction or a decorative visual composition, often playful, energized with collage and decorative patterns.
Hudson's stylistic inspiration comes from masters of sensuality like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh, as well as contemporary decorative arts like quiltmaking and stained glass. Her paintings also reflect her travels of the past three decades, and decorative patterns from around the world have all left imprints on Hudson's figurative fine art.
In addition to this collection of contemporary abstract and decorative figure art, this art gallery also offers realistic 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
See contemporary abstract and nonobjective art. See collages and mixed media art. See sensual contemporary drawings. See contemporary fine art ecards. See sensual and erotic ecards. See erotic fine art figures. See contemporary nude female figures. See contemporary male and female figure drawings. See contemporary male and female figure paintings. See contemporary fine art male figures. See fine art drawings and paintings of men. See contemporary fine art nudes and figures. See colorful modern paintings. See contemporary fine art portraits. See contemporary abstract sculpture and decorative reliefs. See colorful still lifes and contemporary still-life paintings. See tropical fine art and tropical pictures. See contemporary fine art drawings and paintings of women.