Judy was most recently featured in our 2019 Spotlight Exhibit.
“I opened the door to my creativity and found my soul. I grew up on a farm so my love for the rural scenes is easily seen in all of my paintings. I love the way farmers construct barns and sheds on their farms. It seems to me to be very creative for one barn to be built then the add-ons come as the years go on and as the need arises. Our barn was the playground for my brothers and I. It was our Tarzan swing, our fort for cowboys and Indians and our castle for the king and queen (I was always the queen). My next love is trees. I love them in the winter when you can see their bones. And next come shadows. The way shadows run across the land…I can see them moving when I paint them into a winter scene. They show me how the land lies and how it rises and falls over the bumps in the back land of our farm. The greatest compliment I ever received was when my nephew at age 9 said he could ride his bike down the road in one of my paintings. For a landscape painter that was the best compliment ever because that little boy saw depth in the scene on the flat surface of the canvas. How exciting! I work in both oil and watercolor but I love to draw…my sketchpad is my constant companion. I can’t think of a better way to say it and it sounds like very poor grammar but…”I can’t not paint”. I feel that my life has been enriched in many ways: my husband, my children & my obsession with creating art.”Judy Soprano