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Words that describe my paintings are vibrant, impressionistic, detailed and powerful. Originally I gained my art teaching degree and master of art degree in Sydney at College of fine art, which is part of N.S.W University. I am now living in Tasmania. Both cities have inspired my artwork although they have different light both cities have commanding landscapes and water. I grew up in a difficult childhood in Rose Bay Sydney and I was able to take inspiration and solace from the landscape and the water.
I moved permanent to Tasmania three years ago to another water location, which is also inspiring, and my house & studio have water views. I now concentrate on developing my artwork & art exhibitions after having taught art in schools for many years in Sydney, as well as exhibiting in-group and solo art shows.
This year has been a busy year. Starting with a small art display at “Off Centre” Gallery in Hobart the subject matter being the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Then working on different landscapes During April with “Hand Made in Cygnet” event taking place which is a studio opening event depicting many artists around Cygnet.
Water, sky, land and people, such as Randal’s Bay, Wattle Grove & Cradle Mountain, inspire my paintings. During this year sales and commissions have taken place depicting some of these subject matters.
My work is colourful, detailed & complex. I am currently working on a commission depicting Wattle Grove Tasmania and art exhibition at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery titled “and the people will COME” starting in June 2018 to September 2018 which will be a series of artwork describing the story of Kate and Gustav who built the first chalet at Cradle Mountain called Waldheim and Kate was the first white woman to reach the peak of Cradle Mt in 1910
Artists such as Brett Whitely and Kandinsky, Margaret Preston and Joseph Albers inspire me

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Education

Education
2004 College of Fine Art University of N.S.W Master of Art, painting & drawing
1987 Bachelor of Education Art, City Art Institute N.S.W ( Now C.O.F.A)
Art Teaching
2010- Lightning Ridge Central School as a relief teacher and Art Teacher.
2006- Hillston Central School N.S.W art teacher
1992-2006 Casual teaching Sydney and art exhibitions and education
1989- Elderslie High N.S.W Art Teacher
1988 – Cabramatta High Art Teacher

Exhibitions

Exhibitions
2017 Hand Made in Cygnet studio opening March
2017 Off Centre Gallery Salamanca Hobart, wooden boat festival February
2016 Off Centre Gallery Salamanca Hobart, Challenge Adventure
2016 Handmade in Cygnet art weekend studio openings
2015 Off Centre Gallery Salamanca Hobart “ Yachts and time”
2015 Handmade in Cygnet Studio opening weekend at Easter
2014 Studio opening Art on the Bay Gardners Bay Tasmania
2012 Studio opening Balfour House Cygnet
2011 Balfour House studio opening Cygnet Folk Festival
2010 Lightning Ridge “Places, Spaces and Races” art show
2010 July The Nelli White Collection Brewarrina Tourist Information Centre
2008 Cross Bay Gallery Elizabeth Bay Sydney “Waiting for the School Bus”
2007 Shear Outback Museum, Hay N.S.W “Journeys”
2006 Studio opening Summer Hill Sydney ceramics & paintings
2005 College of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition Master of Art
2000 The Private Gallery Surry Hills Sydney “Bondi Beach” theme paintings
1998 The Private Gallery Surry Hills Sydney “Bondi Beach” series.
Historical Themes
2004-2010 Research “Wandering Jew” paddle steamer significant wreck & Nelli White – family history. 2016 & 17 Research and studies Cradle Mountain Tasmania & Symbolism decoration & death upcoming art Sept 2017 –February 2018 Wilderness Gallery Cradle Mtn.

Press

Articles in Newspapers
2000 March District News “Judy Captures Harbour on Canvas”
1996 May “The Weekend Australian” The Kings School Art Exhibition.

Influences

Artists such as Brett Whitely and Kandinsky, Margaret Preston and Joseph Albers inspire me

75cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$730