Judie’s paintings focus on the joy, wonder and beauty of life. Her use of brilliant colors, high contrasts and interesting textures are indicative of that philosophy. She believes each of us is given a unique light and spirit within. Her spirit is nourished through her painting. She begins the process by first laying down an underpainting with colored pencil. Then she saturates the color with pastels, followed by oil pastels until there is enough pigment to move around with a palette knife. Judie’s artwork offers a richness of color and texture that reflects the artist’s passion and theme The Spirit Within.