Hudson's abstract painting--sensual and colorful contemporary fine art in multiple media--include bold abstract paintings; expressionistic painterly abstracts in grahite, pastel, charcoal, acrylic or oil paint, collage, and mixed media; and sophisticated non-objective collages of decorative patterns.
Abstract painting and other non-objective art allows the artist to explore color, design, and the sensuality of painting and other media with total freedom. Some of Hudson's abstracts derive from the figure; others use overlaid and juxtaposed patterns; others simply explore color, texture, and form. In all cases, bold but balanced compositions define her abstract art.
Hudson's early abstract paintings were in the abstract expressionist tradition, with bold color and simple, dramatic compositions. Her more recent work is subtle and complex, even meditative, with multiple layers of patterns and textures. It is influenced by her abstract and surrealistic photography, as well as quiltmaking and decorative arts. Whether complex or simple, Hudson aims for aesthetic pleasure and her abstract art is always harmonious and balanced.
In addition to nonobjective art, Hudson takes an abstract approach to figures, portraits, and still lifes, which also incorporate her usual rich color and sensuality. Interesting use of patterns emphasizes the multicultural and abstract focus of her figure paintings, and her decorative approach is unusual in contemporary art. Hudson also creates both abstract and figurative sculpture in stone, ceramic, plaster, textiles, and other media.
In addition to contemporary abstract painting, this art gallery also offers figures, abstracts, 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, Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, northern California