According to Heather Judge, Creating art is pure pleasure.
I really like it when people touch my work and seem to wonder
how it was made. A goal of mine was to share the knowledge and
skills that had been shared with me, so that others could find
the joy within themselves through art.
Judge is drawn to art; she feels it is a natural expression
of her attraction to color and texture. When an imagination
is stimulated it is to Judge as if the viewer is sharing in
her creative process.
Heather Judge is an artist with an extensive knowledge of a
variety of art forms. Her experience with fabric arts and pottery
allow her to draw freely from a range of textures and motifs.
Her current work on paper and canvas are a personalized form
of mixed media. She paints with acrylics, her palette is influenced
by the southwest landscape. She accents her works with the addition
of handmade papers, organic elements and various types and layers
of gels. The leaves she often uses are washed and then dyed,
preserved forever within the paint.
Her compositions include patterns and symbols selected from
ancient art forms and modern motifs.
Heather Judge grew up off the shores of Lake Michigan in the
small city of Holland. Her childhood was filled with adventures
with her father on the lake. Whether fishing or boating Judge
remembers always loving to do things with her hands. Her dad
always seemed to have a project Judge could help him with.
She attended Arizona State University and studied art education
and studio arts. She specialized in fiber arts, working in both
fabrication and design. After graduation she taught art in high
school for three years.
While teaching, she began helping out at her friends art studio
part time. She loved preparing the paper and participating in
the graphics process and was soon creating works of her own.
Through exploring new media and subjects she developed an exciting
style of her own, incorporating into her paintings many of the
techniques from the other arts she had practiced. Her work was
well received and within a short period of time she was working
full time as an artist.
Judge draws inspiration from the magical Arizona landscape.
She is happily settled with her family just outside of Phoenix.
Her children are young but when they get older she plans on
introducing them to the mountains and lakes around their home.
Judges works are currently shown in galleries throughout Canada,
Europe, and the USA.