In Stride – Andree Hudson
“I love color, but I don’t use true color. I paint what I feel.” – Andree Hudson
Horses and cattle run through fields of vibrant shades, cowboys ride into sunsets of uncommon hue and women are draped in jewel tones. This is the work of Andree Hudson, and her bold paintings are often a favorite of visitors and collectors here at Waxlander Gallery.
Hudson’s newest pieces are as colorful as ever, and we are proud to present them as we welcome the artist this week for her one-woman show, “Wild For Color,” which runs until July 21st. We invite you to stop by and see her newest works, and meet the artist during the opening reception on July 11th from 5-7:30 pm.
“I like to introduce new colors each year”
Cowboys – Andree Hudson
Hudson is an artist that likes to use all the color that she can, but she also makes an effort to introduce new colors to her palette each year. This season she has focused on adding more purples, teals and greens to her work, while maintaining the varied shades that has always filled her canvases.
You can see these new colors throughout the works, with both purple and teal providing highlights in a number of pieces. Some paintings utilize them for much more than highlights, however. The Cowboy series incorporates vast swaths of lilac in the background, while horses and cattle stampede through skies of turquoise in “In Stride,” “Family of Five,” and others.
Blues Brothers – Andree Hudson
In addition to the new shades that are appearing in her recent pieces, Hudson has also started to use an often colorful tool to paint. While not regularly found in the painter’s toolbox it is something everybody is familiar with, the credit card.
Much like the paint that fills Hudson’s canvases, credit cards come in almost every color imaginable. However, the variety of hues is increased as the artist turns the rectangles of plastic into elements of creation. Two of Hudson’s most recent works, ‘Dusk’ and ‘Blues Brothers,’ were painted entirely by credit card. Other pieces in her newest series were created using a blend of credit card and traditional tools.
Along with the new colors and methods, collectors can expect to find many of the mainstays of Hudson’s work. Her pieces remain as energetic as ever, and the drips that have graced her work for years continue to be an element that she includes. The mix of figurative and wildlife will surely provide something for everybody to enjoy.
Whether incorporating new colors, new tools or utilizing the methods she has throughout her career, the art of Andree Hudson always inspires.
Please visit us for the artist reception for Andree Hudson’s “Wild For Color” – July 11th from 5-7:30 pm, and view the show through Monday July 21st.
Dusk – Andree Hudson