Growing up in McDowell County, West Virginia, Judy was encouraged by family and friends to pursue her creative talents. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia State College with a BS in Art Education and studied with Stan Sporney and Robert Hutton for her Master of Art degree from Marshall University. Her visits to several European galleries for up close studies of the "Old Masters" works has quickened a desire for quality and purpose in each artwork she completes.

For twenty-five years Judy made a career of teaching art in public schools at all age levels in Boone County and at Southern West Virginia Community College. She has worked as set designer and make-up artist for Appalachian Community Theater and as lighting coordinator for S.T.A.G.E., a Boone County Schools' theater group.

Artistic Statement

Judy retired in 2014 and opened her studio in Madison where she continues to enjoy her first passion: painting. Rustic barns, cherished antiques, memorabilia and landscapes compose much of Judy's art. However she occasionally focuses on creative design in the form of non-objective or abstract art and photography, finding these to be intensely gratifying methods of artistic expression as well.


Judy's work can be found in the following venues as well as various private and business collections around the United States.

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