Sharon Hudson - Fine Art and Photography







Sharon Hudson

Sharon Hudson - Fine Art and Photography

Oakland, CA


Sharon Hudson is an artist and fine art photographer based in Oakland, California. Her original art work and usage rights for art and photography can be purchased at

Since her first solo art exhibit in 1981, Sharon has participated in many art and photography exhibits in the San Francisco area, and has been published internationally in formats ranging from calendars, cards, and book covers to stock photography.

My goal as an artist and photographer is to create objects of meaningful beauty to enrich everyday life. My art begins with my love of the physical world, especially the human figure, everyday objects, and sensual patterns and textures. With a frankly decorative intent, I use bold compositions, color, line, textures, and patterns. Striking color and abstract forms underlie both my art and my photography. My inspiration comes from masters of sensuality like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh, as well as decorative arts like quilt making, mosaics, and stained glass.

My photography includes abstract and surrealistic photographs taken on city streets; fantasy images; urban and rural reflections, shadows, patterns, and textures; photographs from Mexico, Guatemala, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia (Bali and Java), and Singapore; and carousel animal images. Most of my surreal photographs are layered images and in-camera multiple exposures, and digitally manipulated photographic images. My photography is sensually rich, colorful, and often decorative, stressing the interplay of subject and pattern, the mixing of images, and layers of dimension.

My art and photography reflect the values of my midwestern upbringing in their direct gaze and solid compositions. Later my family moved to California, where in 1974 I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in Psychology and Practice of Art. Since then I have explored multiple art forms, freely borrowing ideas and techniques from sources as diverse as quiltmaking and other textiles to stained glass, mosaics, and digital media. My art and photography also reflect my extensive travels with backpack and camera through Alaska, Africa, East Asia, and Mexico, and I lived for a time in rural Japan. Japanese textiles and ukiyo-e prints, brilliant Mexican color, Pacific Northwest Indian design, African abstraction, and patterns from around the world are all embedded in my art and photography.


yellow rose photo by Sharon Hudson


large abstract photography - Plumbing Gone Wild by Sharon Hudson


Mexico cemetery sculpture photograph - Resurrection t Dawn by Sharon Hudson


sunset landscape - Pinnacles sunset by Sharon Hudson


rocky landscape - Pinnacles Boulders by Sharon Hudson


mannequins with butterflies - Cool Chicks by Sharon Hudson


mannequins photography - Boa Ties by Sharon Hudson


mannequin photographs - Woman with Red Boa by Sharon Hudson


surreal art - Hermes II by Sharon Hudson


surreal art - Hermes I by Sharon Hudson


mannequin photographs - You Wait Here by Sharon Hudson


wrought iron shadows photographs - More Curlicues by Sharon Hudson


abstract photographs - Wrought Iron on Green by Sharon Hudson


architecture shadows - Fire Escape by Sharon Hudson


abstract photographs - The Blue Gate by Sharon Hudson


landscape photography stormy tree - by Sharon Hudson


Ramayana figure sculpture - Ramayana Cast by Sharon Hudson


Balinese Hindu sculpture - Two Barongs by Sharon Hudson


Hindu sculpture - Ganesha with Hibiscus by Sharon Hudson


Buddhist temple sculpture - Borobudur II by Sharon Hudson


Buddhist temple sculpture - Borobudur I by Sharon Hudson


Hindu temple sculpture - Prambanan I by Sharon Hudson


urban abstract photography - Red Stairs by Sharon Hudson


rustic antiques - Salvage Sinks by Sharon Hudson


urban antique - Fire Hose by Sharon Hudson


infrared photography - Faculty Club in Infrared by Sharon Hudson


Tunisia photograph - Tunisian Man by Sharon Hudson


stairway architecture - Kroeber Hall by Sharon Hudson


coast seascape - Oregon Beach by Sharon Hudson


Berkeley architecture - Hearst Mining Building by Sharon Hudson


flower photographs - Yellow Rose by Sharon Hudson


automobiles salvage art photograph - Once Red Truck by Sharon Hudson


Sharon Hudson marine abstract - Coiled Ropes by Sharon Hudson


sports boat photography - Yellow Kayaks by Sharon Hudson


original art by Sharon Hudson


abstract figure painting - Pink Philodendron by Sharon Hudson


surreal mannequins photographs - Get Real by Sharon Hudson


colorful Mexico abstract photography - Red White and Blue Door by Sharon Hudson


fantasy women art - Eleusis by Sharon Hudson


strange abstract architecture - Beam Me Up I by Sharon Hudson


colorful Korean temples - Pillar of Sangwongsa by Sharon Hudson


abstract surrealism - Plasticity XIII by Sharon Hudson


goddess art photography - Fire Queen by Sharon Hudson


Grandfathers - A Boy and His Grandfather by Sharon Hudson


Thailand parasols abstract - Blue Thai Parasols by Sharon Hudson


cute cat pictures - Another Rough Day by Sharon Hudson


cute cat pictures - Yet Another Rough Day by Sharon Hudson


abstract figure collage - Crown Princess by Sharon Hudson