A figure painter for over 30 years, Hudson's abstract figure paintings and drawings always begin with drawings from live models. She starts with media that are swift and sensual, and works quickly to capture the model's body, face, expression, or mood. She may leave this spontaneous portrayal as the completed work of art, or she may work the figure drawing into a painting or collage, either a simple abstract or a complex composition energized with patterns.
Strong compositions and bold color are characteristic of Hudson's abstract painting. Hudson's stylistic inspiration comes her from masters of color and sensuality like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh. Her travels yield influences from Africa, Japan, and Pacific Northwest Indian arts.
Many of Hudson's abstract figure paintings are organic abstracts derived from single or multiple poses. She does these composite figure studies when she finds the musculature or interior forms of the figures more interesting or fun than the overall pose or expression of the model.
In addition to her bold forms and colors in her simpler abstract paintings, many of Hudson's paintings and drawings are more complex and characterized by spontaneous, expressive, and fluid lines. Many of her figures are expressionist or realistic, yielding expressionistic abstractions.
In addition to this collection of abstract figure paintings, 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, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, northern California