Judith lives at Umina Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales.
I have been painting since 1981 and teaching plus exhibiting from 1985. I work in Oils, Watercolours, Acrylics and Pastels and tutor in these mediums.
In my Intermediate final year, 1958, at Penshurst Girls High, I topped the school in Art.
I took Oil painting classes in 1981at the “NOONAMEENA” Art Studio, Booker Bay with teacher Mrs. Ethel Jamieson. After 3 years of following the course I was asked to teach the ‘Beginners’ Class at the Studio. This is when my teaching career commenced and I am still teaching to the present day. Part of the learning process was “how to hold an exhibition” so this was invaluable information for my years ahead.
In 1985 after teaching for the Amber Arts Gallery, Umina Beach for 1 year, I became co-owner with my husband, of the Gallery and to this day still own this business.
I have been a member of the Central Coast Art Society since 1984 and was elected President in 2016. I am also a member of the Central Coast Watercolour Society and the Toukley & Districts Art Society.
I had Watercolour tuition in 1986 with Neville Johnson and Pastel tuition with Patricia Moy in 1988. I have had Kasey Sealy as an Oil tutor at the Mitchell College, Bathurst in 1988 and on a painting trip to Lucignano, Italy in 2014.
I have been exhibiting since 1984 at local, country and interstate exhibitions and in 1999 I received my 1st Award and have had continued success to the present day.
The most outstanding of all the awards was winning the Scone Art Prize in 2009 with a Pastel entry, plus the painting sold at the exhibition.
I tutor workshops for the Central Coast Art Society and the other Art Societies on the Central Coast and in 2015 I was invited to take a group to Norfolk Island for En Plein Air tutoring.
I teach regular weekly Watercolour Classes for the Ettalong Beach Arts & Crafts Centre and hold classes on other week days covering all mediums at my home Studio/Gallery.
This year, 2019, I received 1st Place in the Miniature Section of the Central Coast Art Society’s ‘Summer’ Exhibition and Awards. Also was a finalist in the Miniature Section of the Combined Art Societies of Sydney “Art of Sydney Awards” in January.
Entering the Central Coast Regional Show in May 2019, I received 1st Place in the Section ‘Work on Paper’. My painting entered was a watercolour titled ‘Waterlily Garden’.
In June 2019 I was filmed to be part of the TV Show ‘COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE’. This was an amazing experience, where I demonstrated working in Watercolour on a watercolour grade canvas.
My painting was of Umina Beach, where I live, and was showing that tonal values are very important.
Graeme Stevenson, CEO and creator of Colour In Your Life, is truly an amazing person. He and Sophia, who filmed my story, made the day special for me. Thank you Graeme and Sophia!
Over the years I have had sales at…The Royal Easter Show, Mosman Art Prize, Gosford Art Prize, Parramatta Foundation Art Awards, Currububula, Scone, Bright, Kiama, Blackheath, Tarana, Singleton and many more local exhibitions.
I have my work represented in the U.K., U.S.A., New Zealand, South Africa, North Korea, Norway, Sweden.
Contact me ….. Mobile …….0407 448 574
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