Contemporary abstract artist, Michelle Hudson, has chosen to honour her inner intuitive compass and create vibrant collections of ink paintings on Yupo paper - most notably, an abstract, impressionistic underwater series, an autumnal Ontario series and stunning florals.
Michelle’s creative impulses have led her to use unconventional tools to manipulate the inks, such as various blending solutions, bits of plastic, tubing and different kinds of compressed air.
Michelle says of her ink work, “My ink pieces are created through a unique process of spontaneously pouring free flow colour, allowing my paintings to unfold naturally, and coaxing organic forms and composition.” Each painting is "one of a kind" and cannot be reproduced.
Michelle grew up on the west coast of BC spending a great deal of time along the beaches and working as a lifeguard. As university students, she and her husband spent time working in the Forestry Sector in BC and as a firefighters during the fire season. Michelle and her husband brought up their boys in Alberta where she chose to teach watercolours at a local gallery and do some commercial illustration. Upon moving with her family to Ontario, she has been inspired by landscapes rich with vibrancy and colour, most notably illustrated in her Autumn Leaves Collection, one of which was chosen to exhibit as an oversized piece at the McMicheal Autumn Art Sale 2017.
Michelle proudly donated a portion of her sales from her most recent Patrick House Art Studio & Gallery solo show to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and for the past few years has donated select pieces to the SickKids Foundation. She has most recently donated a selected piece to Southlake Foundation Auction 2017.