New Zealand Artist based in Whangarei
Judy’s primary focus in her work is to explore the juxtaposition of differences and opposites. She is inspired by life, nature, and loves looking back at the remnants of past life. She draws an analogy between the process of painting and life in general: both being largely unplanned, requiring discipline, risk, and curiosity.
Building with layers, Judy responds to marks, colours, shapes and passages that in some way resonate with her. Collage and photo transfers are added and often buried under paint to leave a reminder of their presence, creating lumps and bumps and a history of the process.
Judy works predominantly on wood panels digging into the surface, sanding back through layers creating rich texture in her work. She wants to surprise the viewer with unpredictable combinations of the accidental and intentional, laboured and free marks in paint and mixed media. When these combinations culminate in a rich balance that is satisfying and holds the viewer’s attention she feels the painting is complete.