Hudson’s paintings use contrasting light and dark colors to invite the viewer
to share in the subject’s innocent sensuality. Andrée’s large, dramatic brush
strokes capture the life of her subjects, as though they live and move among
us, touching the viewer’s soul with their very being.
Andrée 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
Andrée’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, Andrée entreats each of us
to join her subjects in their captured moments, to come away having related
intimately with each piece.