The Artist - Judy Hempstead Hon SWAc
Judy trained at Newton Abbot College Of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. She was a senior lecturer in Art and Design at Exeter College and in 1998 became a full-time artist. Having spent her formative years living close to the sea it is perhaps not surprising that she draws inspiration from the West Country coastline. Her mixed media paintings and assemblages, which swing between abstraction and a more literal approach, demonstrate her absorption with the way in which natural forces shape, colour, oxidise and texture both natural and man-made objects. Judy also draws on poetry for inspiration and sometimes weaves it into her work to emphasise our coastline’s spiritual qualities.