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

New Work & Why I Paint

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” -Jean-Luc Godard There are so many avenues through social media to show my work now. I hesitate to post it in all of the available places because I … Continue reading

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New Work

“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 what … Continue reading

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Gallery News – Sold!

“Everything great that ever happened in this world happened first in somebody’s imagination.” -Astrid Lindgren  I enjoy painting animals. I tend to think a lot about what animals are up to when we aren’t looking. I know -for sure- they are … Continue reading

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Learning To Fly

“Second star to the right and straight on til morning.” – J.M. Barrie One of my favorite books was Peter Pan. Then it came on television. I was fascinated and after seeing the movie, I would have dreams that I could … Continue reading

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Studio News

“I wear the universe backwards. I imagine putting stars in my coffee and sugar in the sky. I imagine going fishing in the clouds and watching the sun hide behind lakes. I’m too busy dancing with my imagination to even … Continue reading

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Aging

This is an annual birthday re-post. Wednesday is my birthday. Thank you all for helping this year be one of the best! “At times it seems that I am living my life backwards, and that at the approach of old age my … Continue reading

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New Work Delivered High Country Art – Blue Ridge GA

“Art is what we call the thing the artist does. It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art is that the … Continue reading

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Art2Life Workshop

“Art is not just ornamental – an enhancement of life. It is a path in itself – a way out of the predictable and conventional – a map to self discovery.” –Gabrielle Roth I just finished an amazing 3 month … Continue reading

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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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