I believe I was born an artist. My view of the sensory world was always different than my friends. At age six, my artist uncle invited me to his studio, let me use his art materials, and said, " Have fun ." This was a defining moment for me.
My paintings are recollections of the rich and inspiring landscapes I see around me, interpreting and creating the mood and feeling of weather, skies and water. My paintings have luminous, rich quality created by laying down thin glazes of oil paint. Colors are bold with gestural brushstrokes and fine detail. Recent paintings explore water in varied dimensions, from the pond bottom through layers of water, to surface tension and reflection, to water splashes and ripples.
I paint everyday. I taught special education for 27 years and when I got home from work i would head into my studio.
Recent physical limitations from an accident and an illness with multiple surgeries have given me a new perspective and challenges in painting. I have adapted ways to paint.
Painting is exciting and vital to me.
Judy Hawkins 3506 Westminster West Road Putney, VT 05346