The Wild, Colorful, West of Andree Hudson

Sunset Riders - Andree Hudson

Sunset Riders – Andree Hudson

Herds of cattle roaming the plains, horses running across the prairies, and of course cowboys and cowgirls are all staples of western art. These are also the chosen subjects of Andree Hudson, whose new works are currently filling the gallery for her one-woman show “Wild for Color.

The show is comprised of a variety of pieces, and each displays the unique style that collectors have come to love from Hudson. Masterful brushstrokes create unmistakable figures while bold tones and drips of paint accentuate the natural lines of her subjects.

A Stampede of Color

Running Through - Andree Hudson

Running Through – Andree Hudson

One can almost feel the pounding of hooves, or hear the swish of fabric caught in a breeze as Hudson’s ability to capture life is translated onto the canvas. This natural energy enhances the colors of the paint, and in turn the artist is able to further enhance the experience through use of vibrant shades.

Cool blues evoke the calm of an evening ride in “Sunset Riders” while hints of orange enhance the movement of a dancer’s skirt in “Amor.” Energetic highlights of teal and orange are accompanied by purple shadows in “Running Through” while a sense of peace is conveyed through the lush greens in “Family Outing.” While not true to life, these hues add to the dynamism of each piece; helping to give the viewer the sense of time and place in each painting.

Come See Andree Hudson’s Wild and Colorful Scenes during her show “Wild for Color” through July 21st.

Family Outing - Andree Hudson

Family Outing – Andree Hudson

Wild For Color | Andree Hudson

In Stride - Andree Hudson

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.

Wild Hues

“I like to introduce new colors each year”

Cowboys - Andree Hudson

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.

Colorful Tools

Blues Brothers - Andree Hudson

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

Dusk – Andree Hudson

Color Rising | Marshall Noice

Cottonwood, Jerome - Marshall Noice

Cottonwood, Jerome – Marshall Noice

“The art viewer might discover that my paintings are as much about color as about the landscape!” – Marshall Noice

July is a month of color. From the explosive hues of fireworks, to the rich shades on the flag, and the saturated tones of life that fill the landscape, it is the time of year when the world is at its liveliest.

Color is also abundant here at Waxlander Gallery for Marshall Noice’s one-man show, “Seasons of Color.” A number of new, energetic landscapes greet visitors with an array of reds, blues, greens, yellows, oranges, purples and more. The effect is that of bringing the abundance of the month indoors.

Ascension of Pigment

Two Love Water - Marshall Noice

Two Love Water – Marshall Noice

Much like the fireworks that captivate audiences, a Noice painting has a tendency to draw the eye up and into a burst of color. Shadows fall across the ground, leading to the trunks of the trees. From there the gaze climbs higher, along the straight path up into a canopy which spreads across the canvas. Finally patches of sky emerge from amid the varied tones in a way that allows the viewer a chance for reflection.

Energetic Expression

Acequia Madre Grove - Marshall Noice

Acequia Madre Grove – Marshall Noice

Though the colors are not true to the landscapes that inspired them, Noice has a way of catching the inherent energy of the land with his painting. Cool hues of blue and purple fill the night, skies and streams, while fiery oranges, reds and yellows portray many of the daytime trees in all their vibrant glory. And, unlike the shades of summer and fireworks, Noice’s rich hues will persist for years to come.

Experience the vibrant paintings of Marhsall Noice. His one-man show “Seasons of Color” is on display through July 7th.