About Judi Parkinson

Judi is inspired by nature and personal experiences. Her art practice includes an eclectic collection of paintings, mixed media, movies, photography, cyanotypes, books and Artist’s books. Regardless of the medium however, her works record a personal visual diary of her past experiences, her gardens and home in Maleny and the surrounding hinterland, and also her travels. As a multimedia artist she chooses the medium, ground and artistic expression that will best portray the subject that has inspired her. Judi often works en plein air and completes landscape artworks in her studio using her resources (photographs, watercolour paintings and sketches) created at the scene.

Judi's Art Profile is: https://bluethumb.com.au/judi-parkinson
and her Photography Profile is at: https://bluethumb.com.au/photography/artists/judi-parkinson


2006 Master of Arts Honours 2A in Visual Art, Queensland College of Art Griffith University, South Bank
2005 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, Griffith University Queensland
2005 Master of Arts in Visual Art, Queensland College of Art Griffith University, South Bank
2003 Bachelor of Arts [Psychology], University of New England, Armidale, NSW.
1994 Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art, Queensland College of Art Griffith University Morningside

Additional Studies
2015 Certificate – How to Plan and Manage Arts Projects – Flying Arts
2013 Certificate - Art and Alzheimer’s – National Gallery of Australia, Noosa Regional Gallery
1994 Certificate - Introduction to Art Therapy, University of Queensland

Previous Studies Visual Arts
1982-83 - Watercolours - Tutor - David Taylor, Victorian Artists’ Society
Cartooning studies - Stott’s Correspondence College
1978 – 79 - Life Portraiture Sketching - Senaca College, Toronto, Canada
Water Colour, Tutor: Lloyd Peters - Tecumseth Gallery, Tottenham, Canada
Pen & Ink, Tutor: Ron Wilson - Tecumseth Gallery, Tottenham, Canada
1973 – 78 - Oil Painting - Tutor: Nola Seidel - Plympton School of Art, Adelaide


Judi has been a regular exhibitor in solo, joint and group exhibitions in Victoria and Queensland since 1979.


Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Margaret Preston, Margaret Olley