Drawing and painting from the human figure for over 30 years, California artist Sharon Hudson's figure fine art includes realistic clothed and nude figure drawings; expressionistic painterly figures in pastel, pencil, charcoal, and painting; realistic nudes and portraits; lively decorative and playful figures embedded in collages of decorative patterns; and abstract figure paintings with bold line and sensual color.
Hudson's figure fine art always begins with live figures. Whether attracted by color, form, movement, or expression, this contemporary artist begins with media that are swift and sensual, and works quickly to capture the figure. This spontaneous portrayal may complete the drawing or painting, or she may work the figure into a complex visual composition, often playful, energized with collage and decorative patterns.
Every new pose provides an intriguing new opportunity for expression, whether realistic, expressionist, or abstract. Hudson strives to express the nature of both the figure and the drawing or painting media. Even in her most "realistic" art, Hudson balances the character of the figure with the character of the art media. Visible stroking, bold line, and patterns add energy to the figure drawing or painting.
Hudson can finish spontaneous drawings in dry art media like pastel, pencil, or charcoal while the figure is posed; others she finishes later in painting or collage, abstracting the figure or adding intriguing and decorative patterns. Her inspiration comes from masters of sensuality like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh, as well as decorative arts like quiltmaking and stained glass.
In addition to realistic and expressionist figure drawings and paintings, this contemporary art gallery also offers decorative figure paintings, portraits, abstracts, 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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