Contemporary fine art portraits of men by California artist Sharon Hudson include realistic male portraits and expressionist portrait drawings of men in colored pencil, pastel, graphite, and charcoal; colorful abstract male portrait paintings with bold line and color; and playful portraits of men embedded in collages of decorative patterns. Hudson has been painting and drawing male figures and portraits of men for over 30 years.
Hudson's portrait drawings and paintings of men always begin with live male models. She tries to express the nature of the male portrait or body and the art media. The artist's inspiration comes from masters of sensuality like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh, as well as from traditional arts from around the world and contemporary decorative arts.
Whether attracted by color, form, movement, or expression, Hudson begins her portraits of men with media that are swift and sensual, and works quickly to capture the male figure or face. This spontaneous portrayal may complete the drawing or painting, or the artist may work the portrait into a complex visual composition, often playful, energized with collage and decorative patterns.
Unlike many artists trained in the latter half of the 20th century, Hudson believes that technical skills such as draftsmanship are important. She continuously expands her drawing and painting abilities through realistic portrait drawing in graphite and other quick dry media.
In addition to these portraits of men, this contemporary art gallery also offers realistic and decorative figures, still lifes, portraits of women, 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