ABSTRACT FIGURE ART
in painting and drawing
by Sharon Hudson
Hudson's abstract figure painting and drawing always begins with drawings from live models. A figure painter for over 30 years, she starts with media that are swift and sensual, and works quickly to capture the model's body, face, expression, or mood. She may leave this spontaneous portrayal as the completed work of art, or she may work the figure drawing into a painting or collage, either a simple abstract or a complex composition energized with patterns.
Colorful abstract portrait painting.
Hudson's abstract art and figure painting are marked by strong compositions and bold color. Hudson's stylistic inspiration comes her from masters of color and sensuality like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh. Her travels yield influences from Africa, Japan, and Pacific Northwest Indian arts.
Abstract figure painting in acrylic paint.
Many of Hudson's abstract figure paintings are organic abstracts derived from single or multiple poses. She does these composite figure drawings when she finds the musculature or interior forms of the figures more interesting or fun than the overall pose or expression of the model.
Abstract figure drawing in charcoal.
In addition to her bold forms and colors in her simpler abstract paintings, much of Hudson's painting and drawing is more complex and characterized by spontaneous, expressive, and fluid lines.
Abstract human bodies in painting with ink.
In addition to this collection of abstract figure paintings, 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, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, northern California