Saturday, February 9, 2019

Meet Artist Judy Day


Judy Day loves the outdoors and has hiked and sketched in the high Sierras most of her life.  “My paintings are inspired by my trips into the Sierras, vacations around the world, majestic landscapes, historical sites and almost everything in my neighborhood,” she explained.  “I never know what will catch my eye and inspire me.” 

T-003 The Daffodil by Judy Day  wc 16x20 $200

Watercolor is the favorite medium of the artist, having explored a variety of media throughout her career.  Most of the time she paints on traditional watercolor paper.  More recently Day has rendered paintings on newer surfaces such as Yupo and Aquabord, which provide a more fluid look. 

Judy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design and a K-12 California Teaching Credential in Art Education and Math from Art Center School of Design and Cal State Northridge.  She recently retired from 20+ years teaching at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank, California.  In April of 2010 she moved to Jackson, California. 

T-002 White Daffodil by Judy Day  wc 11x11 $75
Her awards and honors include 1993-94 Jordan Middle School Teacher of the Year Award, 1994 Burbank Woman of the Year, 1995 Disciples Christian Educator Award presented by Chapman University, 1996 Outstanding Teacher Award given by the LA Times and CSUN School of Education, and in 2002 the California League of Middle Schools Educator of the Year Nominee.  She has received numerous awards and ribbons for her paintings at the Amador County Fair, Ironstone winery and the Lodi Art League Show.

Day teaches art locally to both children and adults.  During the school year, she teaches watercolor painting to local 4th graders as part of the Arts Council’s elementary arts education program. In the summer she returns to her former Southern California home to direct a week-long children’s art camp.  She has illustrated three educational children’s books as well as numerous posters and brochures.  Day artwork hangs at the Sutter Creek Gallery, where she also handles framing. 

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