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Andrée Hudson’s paintings use contrasting light and dark colors to invite the viewer to share in the subject’s innocent sensuality. Hudson’s large, dramatic brushstrokes capture the life of her subjects, as though they live and move among us, touching the viewer’s soul with their very being.
Known for her depictions of Western scenes involving cowgirls, ranchers, horses, bison, longhorn cattle and other animals, Hudson wishes to be recognized across genres, and has been also exploring other subjects that allow her to delve into the exuberant motion of the figurative life form. A cluster of cyclists may be seen swaying dramatically as they turn a corner; koi fish seem to be in a choreographed water dance as they congregate to the surface of a pond.
Hudson studied formally at the Maryland Institute College of Art, receiving her BFA in illustration and visual communication. Early in her career, medical professionals took notice of her talent for capturing skeletal and muscular form and contracted her for illustrations in various medical publications and textbooks. But Hudson’s true passion is letting the beauty of creation speak for itself through her paintings of living form.
Each subject, whether child, adult, animal or landscape, is simply caught living in a moment of time; but it is a time of contemplative silence, an invitation to join that subject in a part of life’s journey. With her gift to portray life in paintings, she entreats each of us to join her subjects in their captured moments, to come away having related intimately with each piece.
Hudson will be demonstrating her painting at Canyon Road Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out, October 19 and 20.
With the Calves, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 66"
One and Only, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50"
Red, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40"