“Most of my paintings are abstractions based on nature. For me, the process of painting, is mainly concerned with portraying the theme or mood in such a way that colours, forms and lines are kept in harmony.
The structures, colours, textures and forces found in nature add impetus to a spontaneous fusion of ideas. I paint from remembered experiences and the need to create. I find that the actual physical “doing” of mixing, applying and pushing the paint around, is an exhilarating experience.
I have become involved with colour sensations, shape, space, texture, movement and dramatic and lyrical content. My aim is to illuminate an idea to clarify and objectify a point of view – an idea in visual form”.
Born in Charters Towers in North Queensland Judith lives in The Sunshine Coast Hinterland and has become widely recognized as one of Australia’s most vibrant contemporary artists. Her paintings are full of feelings as well as colour, with inspiration being drawn from her luscious garden and her extensive overseas travel. Her expressive art is not bound by specific subject matter or media but flows through acrylics, pastels and watercolour in a mixed media combination often incorporating gold leaf and collage for heightened effects. Painting trips along Queensland’s Coast to Central Australia, The Flinders Ranges, The Kimberleys, The Simpson Desert, The Strzelecki and Sturt’s Stony Deserts have produced adventurous and exciting results, as have her experiences with cultures and landscapes as varied as Morocco, Greece, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Bali, Spain, Russia and South America.
Judith has had over 40 solo exhibitions and over 55 combined exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. Her works are represented in Regional Galleries, corporate and private collections in Australia, U.S.A., Canada, England, Germany, France, Japan and Singapore.
New Parliament House, Qld. Toowoomba Royal Agricultural Society Collection
Toowoomba City Art Gallery. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
Jondaryn Shire Council Chambers Permanent Building Society Offices, Toowoomba
Downlands College Collection Mercantile Credit Union Collection
Toowoomba Grammar Collection The Mercury Theatre Collection, Gatton
Channel 7 Studios, Brisbane S.W. Queensland Electricity Board Collection
Moreton Shire Council McGregor College Art Acquisition, Toowoomba
Wesley Hospital Collection, Brisbane Gold Coast City Art Gallery Collection
Charleville Art Acquisition Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The Moroccan, Gold Coast, Qld. Dubai Resort, Dubai
Arthur Anderson Corporation, Brisbane, Qld. Oasis Resort, Cairns, Qld.
Parliamentary Offices, Waterfront Place, Brisbane, Qld. Palm Cove Resort, Cairns, Qld.
1984 "Artists & Galleries of Australia" by Max Germaine. Boolarong Press, Brisbane
1985 "Downs Artists - A Changing Landscape" by Noni Durack & Pamela King. Darling
Downs Institute Press. Toowoomba, Qld.
1990 "Who's Who of Australian Visual Artists" by D. W. Thorpe
1991 "Small Works Wide Vision" by Tony McCulkin. Downlands College. Toowoomba.
2000 "Artists in the Field" by Daena Murray. Government Print Office of the Northern
Territory, Museum & Art Gallery, N.T.
2002 "Laws" by Rex Backhaus-Smith. Playright Press. Sydney.
Over 40 solo and 48 group exhibitions.
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