by Sharon Hudson

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Decorative paintings.

Decorative abstract painting:

Double Philodendron

Decorative flower paintings.

Decorative abstract collage:

For July

Decorative paintings.

Decorative abstract painting:


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My Decorative Non-Objective Art

My decorative abstract (or non-objective) painting begins with my love of color, texture, pattern, and ambiguous space, which have characterized my figurative art for decades.  In time, my study of Japanese textiles and my photography, using multiple exposures and superimposed images like shadows and reflections, led me to overlay and mix patterns in my art as well.  To build up layers, I use collage with painting and other media, and focus on the interplay of two and three dimensions.  To achieve movement in time as well as space, I often use metallics to make the art change with the position of the viewer or lighting.

Among my abstract collages is a unique style of non-objective art that I call PATTERN ABSTRACTS.  These are allover patterns, overlaid atop one another, built up of layers of textures and decorative pieces in a quilt-like manner.  The artistic challenge in this work is integrating diverse elements to create order and harmony within complexity.  The goal is the same as for all good art, to reveal the "play of the relative on the ground of the absolute.

The word "decorative" (like the word "beautiful") means superficial and banal in modern art lingo, but these pattern-based abstracts appear to be unique and there is no standard term to describe them.  Perhaps their closest relative in modern art is op art, in that they are a sophisticated visual exercise.  Far from superficial, viewing these works is a kind of visual meditation.  The more you look, the more you see.

Much modern art aims to shock, but my art aims to provide sensual pleasure and psychic balance in our fragmented modern world.  Suitable for home, office, or public spaces, these works of art have a frankly decorative intent, in the positive sense: to bring beauty and pleasure into everyday life.

A few more examples of my decorative, abstract, and non-objective art:

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Decorative tropical paintings. Decorative non-objective paintings. Colorful modern abstract paintings.

This online  contemporary visual art gallery  includes bold, sensual, intriguing fine art in painting, drawing, pastel, collage, and mixed media.  See  realistic and expressionistic figure drawingsabstract and decorative figure paintingsplayful figuresportraits of menportraits of womenstill lifesabstract artdecorative non-objective artreliefs and sculpture, and other  sensual contemporary art.  San Francisco Bay Area artist Sharon Hudson, in Oakland, California.


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