This "playful figures" exhibit by artist Sharon Hudson includes humorous and whimsical figure drawings, paintings, collages, and mixed media art, with a Japanese influence. Japanese patterned papers and the simple lines and light mood of ukiyo-e prints characterize many of these playful paintings and whimsical drawings. Hudson's stylistic inspiration also comes from figure painting masters like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, and Degas.
Hudson's figure drawing and figure painting reflects her travels of the past three decades, and for a time she studied calligraphy and textiles in rural Japan. In addition to Japanese art, brilliant Mexican color, African abstraction, Hindu voluptuousness, and patterns from around the world have all left imprints on Hudson's figure drawing and painting.
Hudson's figure drawings and paintings always begin with live models. In her playful and whimsical fgures, the artist begins with media that are swift and sensual, and works quickly to capture the figure. This spontaneous figure drawing may complete the artwork, or she may work the figure into a composition energized with collage and decorative patterns.
In addition to these playful and whimsical figure drawings and paintings, this contemporary art gallery also offers realistic and decorative figures, still lifes, 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, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, northern California