Judy studied art at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia and Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She continued her studies at Calhoun College and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama.
She has exhibited her mixed media paintings in exhibitions throughout the United States. The exhibitions include Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia; Central South Art Exhibition, Nashville, Tennessee; and the International Fiber Collaborative Tree Project, Huntsville, Alabama. Recently, one of her paintings received first place in the Alabama Community College System Chancellor’s Art Exhibition in Mobile, Alabama.
Judy’s works have appeared in the following: Daniel Smith Art Supply Catalog, Seattle, Washington, cover art for The Valley Planet, Huntsville, Alabama and illustrations for Petals and Thorns, Literary Works of the Coffee Tree Writers, Huntsville, Alabama.
Her early paintings were realistic landscapes and florals. Over time her work evolved into more abstract, non-objective representations. She now works intuitively, without conscious thought on a destination. Only after a vision emerges does her process become more directed. While intuitive, her work reflects what she has done and where she has been, and inspiration comes from what she has seen in the natural world. When creating her works, she is taken to a meditative, relaxed, spiritual state. When these creative journeys succeed, her viewer’s spirit will also be taken to a special time, place or event in their own life.