Expectations and demands governed life in Judith’s family, so it was no surprise that she entered college with self-imposed discipline. She moved through focused studies in math/science and literature before finding her true love in studio art.
Realizing that the qualities of discipline, investigation, perseverance, and curiosity demanded in science and literature also applied to making drawings, Judith transferred these skills and love of discovery to the creative arts.
Since doing so, on-location drawing has been Judith’s passion, although she earned her M.F.A. in metalsmithing. Her artistic expression grew through personal art production and through teaching and growing with students at the college and continuing education levels. During her tenure as a college Professor, Judith was awarded a teaching chair at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. Always supportive of new programs and courses to encourage student success, she found classroom interaction stimulating and inspiring. Pivotal also to her growth as an artist were art trips to Mexico, Europe, Canada, and Colorado.
Judith’s great joy now is being a professional, full-time artist with a focus on drawing. For over thirty years, she has traveled to the coast of Maine, specifically Stonington, to garner inspiration. While artistic maturing is vital for an artist, another outcome for the work is hopefully evident – that in some small measure the artwork promotes a heightened sensitivity for our fragile environment.
As avocations, gardening and old house restoration give this artist great pleasure.