As we draw closer to the opening of the 16th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show March 2nd., the excitement is growing here at Ironstone as preparations are in full swing. The Theme Division entries are in and accepted artists have been notified. As their information comes in, I will share with you here the accepted work along with the artists bios.
Entry #T-006 "Ready for the Picking"
Oil, 36x18 $900
Judy will be on site Plein-air painting on Saturday, March 2, from 11 - 4 .
My home is in Elk Grove, California where I’ve lived since 1990 with my husband of 31 years.
My studio is in my home and In addition to painting with oils, I also work with watercolors, design and make jewelry and have started a greeting card line.
I am the President of Elk Grove Artists for 2013 & 2014 and belong to Northern California Artists and the Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael.
My career outside of art has revolved around computers predominantly in the medical field. My last job before retiring in October 2011 was with Catholic Healthcare West Medical Foundation (Dignity Health) where I was a trainer, documentation specialist and finally an IDX computer analyst.
I have a B.A. in Speech Communications, a certificate in Project Management and from 1996 to 2006 held an Adult Vocational Education Teaching Credential.
Artist StatementI picked up a paint brush in 2008 and have not stopped painting since. I was able to take some classes from Kate Anderson, a local artist, before she moved away and I am thrilled that she took me under her wing. Although I enjoy water colors I decided to concentrate on oils. I started entering my art into competitions in 2012 and have gained some recognition including a prize in the student category of Artist’s Magazine in the January/February 2013 issue. I paint in a somewhat impressionistic style but I am continuing to find my way and am enjoying the journey. My subject matter is varied and ranges from still lifes and interiors to odd items such as gas meters and drinking fountains. More recently I’ve become infatuated with fish and am excited to be commiserating with folks in the fishing community. Conservation is important to me and if art can bring further awareness of nature to the public, then I’m proud to play a part.
Most recently a few of my fish paintings have been accepted into the January Animal Attraction show at Temporary Contemporary art gallery in Sacramento.