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Paula Hudson
Crestone, Colorado, United States

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Artist Statement
Artist's statements usually sound really hokey. It seems to be hard to get to the truth. My truth, I think, is that I have been drawing and painting since I was 6. That makes 62 years. I must like it. I paint to express myself. Producing paintings is not about the subject but about the paint and how it gets on the support. We humans are surrounded by things, junk and stuff. Those are the subjects that are transformed by artists into design, composition, space, emotion, line, and color, among other elements. Those myriad elements are used to express feelings about our existence. Today, I saw a four year old kid driving a battery powered jeep down the sidewalk, his face filled with deep concentration. He was followed by his father whose face radiated caution, trepidation and absolute happiness-- simultaneously. An artist's interpretation could run the continuum from a homey scene like Norman Rockwell to an anxiety and danger filled painting like Lucian Freud. Same subject different paint. Catch my drift. My challenge is to find out who I am when I paint, what I can honestly express and not produce sofa pictures.

Exhibitions
2010 Colorado Artists Guild
2010 Stellas, Denver, Co.
2009 Artists Guild of Colorado,First Place, Acrylics
2008 Perk Hill Coffee, Denver, Co.
2007 Tennyson Gallery
2007 GreenwoodVillageArt Festival
2007 Spark, Denver, Co.
2006 LakewoodCultural Center, Day of the Dead, Denver, Co.
2006 Union Street Gallery, Lakewood, Co.
2006 St. Thomas, Denver, Co.
2005 Core, Denver, Co.
2005 Lone Tree Exhibit, SECOND PLACE, watercolor,
2003 Colorado Expo Show, Denver, Colorado
1994 Capitol Hill Show, Denver, Co.
1992 Foothills Art Show, Golden, Co.
1991 Heritage Grove Show, Evergreen, Co.
1990 45thNational Juried Fine Art Show, ColoradoSps., Co
1985 Corporate Exhibit: Epler, Guerwin and Turner, Ab., New Mexico


Education
Ph.D. Universityof Denver
M.A. University of Denver
B.S. PurdueUniversity

150 Hours of classroom training with the following artists:
Fran Larson, Gerald Brommer, Serge Hollerbeck, Louise Cadillac, Al Brouillette, Carole Barnes, George Pate, Miles Batt, Judy Betts, Christopher Shink, Ron Ranson, Barbara Nechis, Jean Dobie, Stephen Quiller, Virginia Cobb, James Cramer, Joseph Bowler


Gallery Representation
2010 to Present Translations Gallery, Denver.Co.
2005 to 2011 Gallery Cuvee, Denver, Co.
2007 to Present Gallery and Caf� de Paris, Louisville, Co.
2006 910 Santa Fe,Denver, Co.
2006 Next Gallery, Denver, Co.
2003 Sunrise Artworks, Aurora, Co.
2000 On and Off the Wall, Denver, Co.
1992 The Design Center, Denver, Co.
1991 Hiwan Galleries, Evergreen, Co
1990 The Artists Pad
1989 Art on the Move
1985 CDS, Contemporary Art, A. New Mexico