Judith considers her love, passion, and ability to create and reproduce beauty to be a truly spiritual experience. She is thankful that God has entrusted this gift to her to use and to share with others.
Judith’s earliest memories are of drawing – drawing everything in sight! She began painting in oils at 8 years of age under the tutelage of an artist who observed her talent and offered to teach her. Judith was accepted at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia but decided to pursue her degree in education. She has been fortunate to continue her art education through the years working under some top artists, most recently Craig Tennant, Anthony Ryder and Michael Shane Neal. Judith has been painting professionally for more than 25 years. She has won many awards in shows, and has received many varied and honored commissions, including paintings of college presidents, corporate leaders, as well as paintings for private collections throughout the United States. Judith was honored to have been selected to paint the official portrait of Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Federal Judge Figa, as well as two large public art commissions for Adams County, Colorado.
Her work has included historical paintings, as well as large murals. Judith has also illustrated a children’s book.
Judith’s extensive body of work includes a series of paintings of African widows and orphans (Judith and her husband have a non-profit to help orphans and widows in Uganda and Rwanda). Judith also paints western paintings, depicting the character and strength of Native Americans and western people.
Judith owns and teaches at the Art Academy of Colorado (a thriving art school for children and adults).