My name is Lisa Frances Judd and I am a Blue Mountains Artist from Wimalee NSW, Australia. From the moment I could hold a crayon I have been drawing and painting. Love of art is in my blood as my Mother is also an Artist.
Doing the 'sensible' thing after high school, I went into a corporate career, which lead to running several successful businesses, none of which related to art. I married, had children, divorced and married again.
It wasn't until late 2009, after lower back surgery that I turned to art again during a long recovery period. I found that my ability was still there and art again became a part of my life. I started to draw and paint and put my work out on social media. The sales started to come in, including commissioned paintings both locally and internationally.
In 2011 my life fell apart, my Husband had a breakdown from work stress and my only Son was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer (Glioblastoma Multiforme). The ONLY thing I did when I was not caring for my Son was draw and paint. It became my therapy and my way to not loose my mind from grief and depression.
When my outer world was grey and sad, a canvas and paint could let me see the life and colour that still lived inside me. It was at that time I decided that I had to be what I was, an Artist.
I started a product business called QuirkyHappy where I printed my own art onto cushion covers, canvas prints, cards and more. In time, I attracted a group of other talented Aussie Artists who's art I also printed and sold (they are on license agreements). The Business ran for 6 years, but sadly, it is no longer economically viable with so many large corporations pumping out cheap products.
During this time I have also held numerous solo exhibitions, including one in Chippendale, Sydney that was featured in The Sydney Morning Herald. My next solo exhibition is in September 2017 at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre. It's called Flowers & The Everyday.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about me and browse my Original artworks for sale here on Bluethumb.