Contemporary fine art portraits of women by California artist Sharon Hudson include realistic portraits and expressionist portrait drawings of women in colored pencil, pastel, graphite, and charcoal; colorful abstract portrait paintings with bold line and color; and playful female portraits embedded in collages of decorative patterns. Hudson has been painting portraits for over 30 years, and her diverse body of art now includes a huge variety of fine art portraits of women and men.
Hudson's portrait drawings and paintings always begin with live models, women or men. The artist tries to express the nature of the woman and the art media. Her artistic 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 uses media that are swift and sensual, and works quickly to capture the portrait. This spontaneous portrayal may complete the portrait, or she 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 women, this contemporary art gallery also offers realistic and decorative figures, still lifes, portraits of men, 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