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March Issue 2003
The Hilton Head Art League in Hilton Head Island, SC, Features Exhibition by Charles Hudson
The Hilton Head Art League is pleased to feature the paintings of Charles Hudson in an exhibition entitled, River Journey, at the Gallery in Pineland Station on Hilton Head Island, SC, from Mar. 18 through Apr. 12, 2003. The artist who resides in Athens, GA, is a member of the Hilton Head Art League.
Originally trained as a natural science illustrator, Hudson has been working as a graphic designer and a professional painter for the past seventeen years. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. His works have been greatly influenced by Lamar Dodd who instilled the importance of having fun with his art, and Eugene Odum, known as the "Father of Modern Ecology," to whom he attributes his appreciation of nature and the natural ecosystems portrayed in his paintings. His works in both oils and watercolors, include landscapes which range from southeast woodland scenes that include waterfalls of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains, to the coastal barrier islands. For several years he has been working on a group of paintings based on views of the ACE basin in South Carolina, a region that forms a 350,000 acre natural sanctuary, one of the largest remaining pristine wetland ecosystems on the east coast.
Says Hudson, "My interest is for the environment and how so many of the peaceful and inspiring places in nature are disappearing. Fortunately, many of the barrier islands and coastal rivers are being protected from development. It is also important for me to give people a chance to encounter, through art, these places where the presence of man is at a minimum. I feel this is where one can experience the spiritual essence of nature."
Hudson's paintings have been featured in the 25th Annual Louisiana Watercolor Society International, the 18th Exhibition of the Southern Watercolor Society, the 19th Annual Arizona Aqueous Watercolor Exhibition, the 19th Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Exhibition and the Georgia Watercolor Society's Members Show. His waterfall series has been exhibited at the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta and the State Botanical Garden in Athens. His archaeological illustrations have been exhibited widely and have been used for educational publishing.
For additional information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or call League at 843/681-5060.
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