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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"

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