Author Archives: Judy Shreve

About Judy Shreve

Blogging for me is like keeping a journal which I have done in various forms since I can remember. But what's great about this format is it offers an opportunity to explore all the things that interest me as an artist with others. Blogging seems to strengthen that sense of being part of both something personal and something universal. It takes the journaling idea and expands it through visitor's comments creating a valuable dialog that connects us to each other no matter where we live. I enjoy responding to each comment and warmly welcome your visits. email: judyshreve at mac dot com

Thank You Spotlight On Art!

“When you are describing a shape or a sound or a tint, don’t state the matter plainly, but put it in a hint and learn to look at all things with a sort of mental squint.” -Lewis Carroll I am thrilled … Continue reading

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Gallery Sales & Spotlight On Art Show/Sale

“A life of making isn’t a series of shows or projects or productions or things, it is an everyday practice. It is a practice of questions more than answers – of waiting to find what you need more often than knowing … Continue reading

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Studio & Gallery News

“Artists are intuitive. They wait for inspiration. That’s what art is about – the intuitive, not the intellectual. Art about ideas stimulates ideas, but art that comes from inspiration stimulates feelings of happiness, innocence and beauty.” -Agnes Martin I love that … Continue reading

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Sold – High Country Art; Art Alley & Bennett Galleries Nashville!

“Breathe it all in, love it all out.” -Mary Oliver I love my galleries. They are my unsung heroes. They work tirelessly promoting and selling my work. I am forever grateful for their contribution to my art sales. And I am … Continue reading

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New Work Delivered Today to High Country Art in Blue Ridge GA

“The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories – or you can use it to paint dreams.” –Robert Brault I dropped these pieces off at High Country Art (Blue Ridge, GA) today. … Continue reading

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Shipping Work to Art Alley, Birmingham AL

“I am restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.” -Anais Nin These pieces are shipping out today, so Art Alley should have them by Thursday at the latest. If you are in the … Continue reading

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Smalls

“Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence.” -Alan Watts It’s been a crazy summer. Really it started in the spring with my house full of workmen which I thought I would be able … Continue reading

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Playing Around

“I don’t go into the studio with the idea of saying something. What I do is face the blank canvas and put a few arbitrary marks on it that start me on some sort of dialogue.” -Richard Diebenkorn I’ve just recently … Continue reading

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High Country Art & Antique, Blue Ridge GA

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative … Continue reading

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New Work Delivered

“A work of art worthy of the name is one which gives us back the freshness of the emotions of childhood.” -Andre Breton I spent a fun day yesterday. I hired Luke to be my art courier and then decided to … Continue reading

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