After receiving a masters degree in
biochemistry from York University, Judy focussed a lifelong interest in
physical and learning disorders and children by working at the public
school in Spirit River. She also taught various forms of dance
in her home for twenty six years. Judy is greatly enjoying her
early retirement from her official jobs, but continues to work with
children through tutoring and art classes. She also volunteers at
long term care facilities, thrilling seniors with watercolour lessons. Judy is the driving force behind
the annual library art show and sale fundraiser in Spirit River.
Judy began painting in the early 80s and soon chose watercolour as her
main medium. She has shown and taught all over the Peace Country
for many years. She has taken art courses from Jack Reid, Jake
Mohl, Romain Teisenhausen, Bob Guest, Jim Adrain, and Dean Reeves.
Judy's favourite subjects to paint are
water and snow. She is also fascinated by the delicate
translucence of prairie skies.
Judy preparing for an art class