By cover artist Angela Hudson
Inspiration behind piece:
As with many of the women reading this magazine, I live life in a whirlwind – balancing work, committee meetings, volunteering, carpool lines, kids’ sports activities, grocery stores, mountains of laundry… and the list goes on. When I get a hug from one of my kids, it’s like taking a deep breath, stopping time for just a moment, and knowing that it’s all worth it. In this painting I was trying to capture one of those moments.
- What does art mean to you? Art has played a major role in my life for as long as I can remember. Being an only child, I very early on found friends in crayons and a coloring book. Art became an escape for me when one was needed, and a way to relax and be productive at the same time. I went to arts elementary schools, took every art class I could in high school, then have gone to college to earn a few degrees in art. I have a career doing computer art through my marketing and graphic design business. And, I still love the opportunity to break away from the daily routine to paint or create something. I am a huge proponent for the arts in education, because it teaches the ability to think creatively—and that is the key to success no matter your career choice.
- What is your favorite medium? Oil paint! I enjoy art in all forms and mediums, but there is nothing like the smell of oil paint and linseed oil on canvas to get the creative juices flowing. On a recent trip to some galleries in Chicago, I stumbled upon a new medium I am excited to start experimenting with, which incorporates the use of polyester resin and paint.
- Where do you prefer to work on your art? I would love to say “in my really wonderful studio inside an historic building in downtown Fort Wayne,” but that’s still a goal for the future. I currently set up shop in my basement during the winter months, or in my garage when I want to enjoy the sun and warm temps. As long as I have my music playing loudly, an easel, and a canvas, I’m good to go.
- What inspires you most? My faith and relationship with God is a big part of who I am and serves as an inspiration for all that I do. Oddly, music serves as an inspiration for my art. I love going to concerts and listening to my favorite songs because I often get ideas for creating while doing so.
- Who is/are your biggest supporters? I have an amazing husband, Tony, and two wonderful kids, Sam and Stella, who are my champions always. My grandma was a big influence in my life and encouraged me to accomplish my goals. But, my lifelong cheerleader has always been my mom. In fact, she met me for lunch a few weeks ago with a page ripped out of an issue of Glo and said I HAD to submit my work to this. Ironically, it was chosen for the month of May. (Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!) a
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