the taos gallery:
is located in the heart of historic Taos, New Mexico and has become a recognizable force on Bent Street and the Taos art scene. Jan Mellor opened the gallery in November 2007 with the intention of creating a community art space that is committed to honoring, continuing and cultivating the legacy of fine arts in Taos. It is with these intentions that the gallery proudly represents and supports artists, and currently represents 10 award-winning regional and national artists.
the taos gallery is an interactive arts space that houses a wide range of fine art inventory and offers a location for workshops, demonstrations, events, and seminars.
This month's featured artist is William Hudson: Accomplished in a variety of the arts from painting to dancing, Bill Hudson is making his mark on the Taos Art Scene by celebrating the month of April as the Centinel Bank Artist of the Month where he is enjoying well deserved accolades for his work which he says represents his first take on the Taos and Northern New Mexico landscape.
His current works represent a new uplifting and stimulating phase exploring a variety of techniques inspired by the landscape, figurative, animal, and architecture.
“Northern New Mexico – and Taos in particular – seduces the senses and the spirit. I fell victim in 1997. The landscapes, the skies, the light and the colors, the cultures, the energy, the “vibe” all conspire to render one powerless to leave. If you’re not an artist when you arrive, you soon become one, if not on the level of active creation, then at least on the level of appreciation,” stated Hudson when asked to comment on why he chose to settle in Taos after an accomplished career in law in Florida.
“LIFE compels the artist to acknowledge it. And art for me has become a celebration of the life that surrounds us. The medium of expression really doesn’t matter. Regardless of the creative language we use, we’re all shouting, “Look! Look! Look at what surrounds us! Everywhere you cast your gaze there is something that is stimulating and uplifting whether a part of human or divine creation.”
Bill’s work can be seen at Centinel Bank main branch through the end of April with a reception on April 29th from 5:30-7:00 pm and at the taos gallery May 1- 31 with a reception on May 1 from 4-6