Judith is one of the rising stars of Scottish painting. Her bold expressive work confronts the drama and emotion of the landscape and amplifies all that is beautiful in it. Working in oil on linen, she delivers bold, impasto strokes which reflect nature’s contrasts and harmonies with vibrancy and textural dexterity. The ever-changing light illuminates fields, mountains, hedgerows and the sea, with the expanse of the natural forms contrasting with complex abstraction to give a strong sense of place.
Judith has built her life in art around the close observation of landscape and nature, and has travelled around the UK for many years. In 2020 however, circumstances dictated a new way of working and she became more focused on the passing of the seasons and the minutiae of daily changes to her surroundings. Inspiration came from re-exploring the territory closer to home - her garden, local parkland, favourite familiar walks - and although she has now joyfully returned to her former way of working and expanded her horizons, she believes that this period in her life has made her work more meaningful and poignant.
Judith’s latest work is an exuberant celebration of the Scottish landscape, from the Campsie Fells and Ben Lomond which she can see from her own home, across to East Lothian and North Berwick, through the farmland of Ayrshire and the mountains of Argyll on the west, and up to the islands of Skye and Harris via the ‘Road to the Isles’. Every painting tells a story of a single moment, of what it was like to be there on a particular day at a particular time.