Capturing a Moment – The paintings of Andrée Hudson
Andrée Hudson’s vivid oil paintings bring scenes from the American West to life, capturing intimate moments through dramatic brush strokes and a striking use of color. It’s as though her subjects — a cowgirl resting on a stoop, a herd of bulls in the evening light, wild horses running through the brush — live and breath among us.
Andrée attended Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore to hone her skills, earning an BFA in illustration and visual communication, but she has been drawing and creating works of art since she was a young child.
“I started drawing as soon as I could pick up a pencil,” she says, “and I started oil painting when I was 11.” Her first commission for a painting came when she was still in high school, and she has not put her brush down since.
During her college years and shortly after her talent for capturing the fine details of human musculature and the skeletal form led to a career in medical illustration and drawing, and her work has been published in several publications. But her true passion has always been in capturing the essence of her subjects through the brush, and it wasn’t long before she returned to painting.
Andrée’s pieces have been hanging at Waxlander for four years now, and she has done four solo shows here. Her work brings levity and light to the gallery, and our customers always remark on her unique ability to capture a moment in paint.
She is currently hard at work on pieces for her one-woman show at Waxlander this summer. Mark your calendar now and come by the gallery July 17 – July 30 to see her newest works of art.
Andrée will also be representing Waxlander during the quick draw at this year’s Passport to the Arts, which will be held Saturday, May 12 on Canyon Road. One part of a day of events designed to raise money for music programs in the Santa Fe public schools, the quick draw challenges local artists to create an original work in just 90 minutes. Her finished piece will be auctioned off as soon as the paint is dry. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up an original Andrée Hudson piece with a unique story behind it!
Far from being nervous about the event, Andrée can’t wait to harness the crowd’s energy to create something new and compelling.
“I get excited about painting in front of people,” she says. “I love it! But I don’t want to think about what to paint until the time comes. This keeps my painting fresh and exciting.”
We can’t wait to see what her brilliant imagination brings to life this time!
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