"I have been an artist for as long as I can remember, growing up in an artistic family that encouraged me to pursue my passion and hoped that through it, I would find satisfaction.
"I have worked in several media and find watercolor to be my favorite. I find it to be fresh and spontaneous, exact or loose; a medium that will respond to the various subjects and moods that I care to project through my art. And, there are always those happy accidents or surprises that come from those beautiful transparent layers I enjoy so much.
"My inspiration comes from what I see around me in my yard or on the many "plein air" trips I take around West Virginia. The windiness of those West Virginia highways less traveled are always fascinating and a challenge. The majestic tree is another favorite subject that I enjoy to paint using arbitrary colors and emotive gestures. I love the use of light and color and how it effects the mood of the subject. Painting gives me pleasure and a sense of peace and I hope those who view my work will find that same peace."
Judy studied art at Glenville State College, WVU and with several professional artists. She is a signature member of the WVWS and past president of WVWS, a member of The Seneca Trails Artist Guild in Elkins, The Trillium Artist Guild in West Union and The Parkersburg Art Center. Judy has juried into Tamarack and has exhibited throughout West Virginia in numerous exhibits and solo exhibits. She taught art in West Virginia public schools, at Salem College and at the WVU Extended Learning Center, Clarksburg. She lives in Salem, W.Va., with her husband and two cats, Thom and Gracie.