Growing up in McDowell County, West Virginia, Judy was not fortunate enough to have art teachers in school, but was encouraged by her parents to create art. She graduated from WV State with a BS in Art Comprehensive and acquired her Master’s degree in Art at Marshall University. For twenty-five years, Judy made a career of teaching art at all levels in Boone County Schools and Southern WV Community and Technical College.
Although Judy loves abstract art, her first love has always been Realism. Her travels to various European countries have permitted her an “up close” look at many of the Old Masters’ works, which inspire her to greater accomplishments.
Now that she is retired from teaching in public schools, she has resumed painting. Scattered toys and broken or spilled crayons with a bittersweet message are her favorite subjects. Objects that quicken childhood memories remain a close second. Occasionally a landscape graces her palette as well.
She photographed the New River Gorge Bridge on one of her rafting adventures down the New with her brother Jim. The painting was finished as a gift to him upon his retirement. Where but “Almost Heaven” could one find such a breath-taking view?
Visit Judy’s web page: www.judyfoxxart.com