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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. Although my Mother went through Art School, I am self taught and have developed my own distinctive style over many years based on my passion for colour, pattern, texture and my own vivid imagination.

Rather than following my passion for art, to please my family I did the 'sensible' thing after high school and went into a long corporate career, which lead to running several successful businesses, none of which related to art. 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 an essential part of my life. I started to draw and paint and put my work out on social media.

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.

My Art is how I share my young-at-heart spirit. I cannot imagine my life without it. Art is my JOY on canvas and I am blessed that many of my originals and prints grace Art Collections and homes around the world. Additionally I have had success with Art Licensing and have a selection of artworks licensed to Sunburst Outdoor Living, Suzianna Designs (Cross Stitch Kits) and U.S. business Diamond Art Club (craft kits).

Over the years, I have participated in numerous group and solo art exhibitions, including one at The Pine Street Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney that was featured in The Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum Section in 2013. That same year I was included in the ‘Undiscovered’ feature of Art Collector Magazine and included in Art Edit.

I became a Bluethumb Featured Artist on 1 Feb 2018 which is an honour among so many talented artists.

My Website: https://lisafrancesjudd.com.au
My Print-On-Demand Products: (clothing/prints/gifts/home decor) https://www.redbubble.com/people/lisafrancesjudd
My FABRIC shop: https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/lisa_frances_judd_
Selected Artworks are currently Licensed to Diamond Art Club: https://diamondartclub.com/collections/by-lisa-frances-judd

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about me and browse my Original artworks for sale here on Bluethumb.

Education

I am a self taught artist.

Exhibitions

UPCOMING EVENT:

Blue Mountains Arts Trail Open Studio - September 2018 (further details closer to the event).

Previous Exhibitions:
The Tap Gallery 'Inside Out' Exhibition, Sydney 2011, Solo Exhibition The Pine Street Gallery Chippendale 2013(*Featured in The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum). Selected for Exhibition at Parliament House 2013. Solo Exhibition Old Block Art Gallery Faulconbridge 2013, 2014 & 2015, Solo Exhibition Du Moulin Art Gallery Annandale 2016, Blue Mountains Heritage Centre Art Gallery 2016 & 2017. Various other group exhibitions in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Solo Exhibition: 5 February to 11 March 2018 The Arthouse Gallery. The Blue Mountains Arts Trail no.1 2018 April.

Press

‘Undiscovered feature’ Art Collector Magazine 2013, The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum 2013.

Influences

I am very influenced by colour, flowers, plants, natural shapes and mark-making/patterns. Famous artists I admire include Klimt, Frida Kahlo, Kandinsky, Klee and Laurel Birch.