Hudson's landscape paintings reflect her love of the physical world, bold colors, and strong abstract compositions. Her artistic inspiration comes from modern painting masters like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh, as well as abstract arts like stained glass and modern quiltmaking.
Abstract painting allows Hudson to freely explore color, design, and the sensuality of painting and other media. Her paintings, collages, and drawings range from simple abstract compositions to highly complex mosaic-like art works. In all cases, bold but balanced compositions define Hudson's figurative and abstract art.
Hudson's landscape paintings reflect her travels in Asia, Africa, Alaska, Mexico, and the tropics. Her belief is that a true artist is always experimenting, and this must produce a variety of works of art. Growth and change, not repetition, is the essence of art, and modern artists have benefitted greatly by exposure to many cultures.
Hudson has created bold charcoal abstracts based on powerful Alaskan landscapes. They show the influence of both African sculpture and Northwest American Indian art, as well as photography.
In addition to these abstract landscape paintings, this contemporary art gallery also offers realistic and decorative figures, 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