Statement of Thomas Hudson
I graduated from Cooper School of Art, in Cleveland, Ohio, with a certificate in Production Art. My first job in illustration was as a medical illustrator for AcroMed Corporation. After nine years at AcroMed, I made the transition to freelance illustration, after getting commissions from many publishing companies.
My first children’s book was “Garrett Morgan,” published by Modern Curriculum Press. A list of clients also includes, Chelsea House Publishers, Just Us Books, Golden Books Publishing, The Pilgrim Press, Kapp and Associates, David C. Cook Publishing, Laerdal Medical Corporation, American Cancer Society, United Way, Harcourt Brace & Company, The Cleveland Playhouse, University Hospitals, and Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
As an artist, my desire is to achieve a natural realism with my drawing and paintings.
My primary theme is called “REMINISCENT: Our times before yesterday.” The focus is on pencil drawings of average people from the year 1885 to 1972. For ownership as giclée prints.
“Uniforms at Work” is my other theme. These oil paintings focus on people dressed in their work clothes, the uniform. The uniform gives a clue to the type of work the person does.