An environmental research project administrator by training and an artist by choice, I believe that identical skills apply to both art and research. Research requires a creative mind and art requires technology. Both sides of the brain come into play for a work of art to be successful: Technical and creative aspects of painting are essential in the development of an emotional response in the observer. I look for harmonious color, composition, drawing and mystery.
The subject matter is also important, but the power and resulting statement of each painting comes from the creative interpretation of the work. My goal is to capture the emotion of a moment and to entice the viewer to find a personal relationship to my paintings.
Judy Richardson is an award winning artist based in Southern California. Judy has a bachelor degree in art history and has always been active in making her own art. She works extensively with oil, pencil and ink. In 2010, watercolor was added to her media list. Judy has studied under well- known artists including Kevin McPherson, Ray Roberts, Arthur Egeli, Jim Millard, Toni Williams, Rita Pacheco, John Cosby. Judy’s work is in the permanent collection at California State Polytechnic University. She shows at COAL Gallery, San Clemente Art Gallery as well as in private collections. Traveling and every day events are her inspiration. Her primary areas of interest are plein air landscapes, figures and still life. Technical proficiency without losing the freshness of her painting is important. She works with many different approaches to her paintings, but her unique style is recognizable in all of her work. Judy is actively involved in a number of California art associations. Judy had the honor to jury at the Annual San Marcos Art and Photography Show 2011-2013. To add diversity to her art endeavors she is a director on the Board of the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League. She has directed their Annual Juried Awards Shows from 2011 through 2016.
Artwork by Judy Richardson
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