Judy’s passion for painting began in kindergarten. She vividly remembers standing at the easel, brush in hand, smock dragging on the floor, pushing vibrant colors across the canvas. Her love for painting never disappeared. After a career as an attorney in Northern Virginia, she continued the journey of her lifetime in art.
Judy has studied art in Northern Virginia and West Virginia for the past 17 years. She has taken many classes and workshops from local and nationally-recognized art teachers and has exhibited and won awards in juried exhibitions in Northern Virginia and Beckley, West Virginia.
Judy’s style can be characterized as impressionistic realism. Influenced by John Singer Sargent, she strives to produce the sense of immediacy and emotional depth reflected in his great works. Judy’s travels have been a source of endless inspiration. Whether depicting a scene from the edge of a West Virginia gorge or an Umbrian hill town, Judy’s plein air landscapes capture the feeling and tone of the scene. Often capturing people in action, her paintings tell a story that draws the viewer into the moment. Her still life paintings, often rendered alla prima, contain a vibrancy that makes each painting come alive.
A member of the Arlington Artists Alliance and President of the McLean Art Society, Judy has exhibited her work at the Gallery Underground, Cassatt’s, Arlington Free Clinic, and Curves in Arlington, and at the Springhill Recreation Center, Milo’s, and Wok ‘n Roll in McLean, VA