Judith Thompson

Schip Hill Art

19965 Lincoln Rd      

Purcellville, VA 20132      

(571)319-9721

 

 

Education

 

MFA          1982 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

BFA 1977 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

AA    1975 Bennett College, Millbrook, NY

Apprenticeship 1977-1980Johnson Atelier Bronze Foundry, Princeton, NJ

Art Students' League 1973-1974, New York, NY

 

Awards and Prizes

 

1979 Best Bachelor Thesis, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

1982 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Tyler School of Art, Temple University,                  Philadelphia, PA

2005 First Place Juried Art Show “Art and Soul”, Round Hill Arts Center, Round Hill, VA

2006 Second Place Painting, Waterford Foundation, Waterford, VA

2007 Second Place Painting, Waterford Foundation, Waterford, VA

2007 Second Place Mixed Media, Waterford Foundation, Waterford, VA

 

Work Experience and Volunteer Activities

 

2015-2012 Private and Group Instruction, Schip Hill Studio, Purcellville, VA

2013-2008 Group Instruction, Loudoun Academy of the Arts Foundation, Leesburg, VA

2007-2005 Volunteer Art Director, Daffodil Ball, Capital Hospice, Leesburg, VA

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2015    Rose Gallery, “The Timekeeper,” November 2015, Hudson, NY

2015    Duvall Designs Gallery, May 2015, Millwood, VA

2007 Long View Gallery, “Women of Distinction,” June 2007, Washington, DC

1996 Childress Gallery, Miner's Oaks, CA

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions and Shows

 

2015           Mill at Carter Hall, Millwood, VA

2013-2010 Instructor Exhibitions, Artsquare, Leesburg, VA

2015-2006 Western Loudoun County Studio Tour, Loudoun County, VA (juried)

2010           Contemporary Art Square Mythology, Artsquare, Leesburg, VA

2009           Fall Brush Exhibition, The Pen and Brush, New York, NY (juried)

2013-2007 Art at the Mill, Clarke County, Berryville, VA (juried)

2007           Holiday Art Show, Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA

2007-2005 Waterford Foundation Annual Fair, Waterford, VA (juried)

2006           Two Person Show, Round Hill Arts Center, Round Hill, VA

2004           Round Hill Arts Center, “Art and Soul” Juried Group Show, Round Hill, VA

2001-1997 Ojai Art Studio tour, Ojai, CA (juried)

1998           Ventura Government Center, Ventura, CA

1997-1996 Art Festival, Callabassas, CA

 

Media Coverage

 

Joseph Woodward, “Hazy Images, Clear Meaning,” Los Angeles Time; 1997.

Colleen Cason, “About the Artist,” Ventura Star; 1997.

Hope Hanes, “Summer Profile,” Loudoun Magazine; 2006

The Sow's Ear; 2007 Winter, Illustration for poetry.

Sally Pfoutz, “Something Extraordinary,” Elan Magazine; 2007.

Each painting begins with a wisp of an intuitive idea. With inky paint on a long handled brush I draw many lines on canvas with large, loose strokes. I trust that my composition and a strong spatial relationship will emerge. I do not begin with a fully realized sketch or even a fully reconciled thought.  This allows for discovery and surprise during my painting process.

I am inspired by women, fabric, animals, and color. My paintings are strong, beautiful and tell a story.  I use patterns to build rich, brilliant texture and to create tension in juxtaposition with the calm face of Woman.  I incorporate animals into my work to accentuate the idea of Woman as protective nurturer. Within this elaborate backdrop of texture, pattern and color, the relationships within the painting evoke serenity.

 

Every creative experience, be it as sculptor, painter or clothier, is utilized in my work. I trust my imagination and rely on valuable skills honed since childhood.  Perhaps because I lost both my mother and grandmother at an early age, I paint them idealistically as safe, steady and ever-present women. Thus, I nurture my talent as I was nurtured, unafraid to embrace all challenges and successes.

 

Each painting begins with a wisp of an idea, my intuition, or even a fragment of a half-remembered dream. This point of beginning holds the most promise and excitement. With inky paint on a long handled brush I draw many lines on canvas with large, loose strokes. I trust that my composition and a strong spatial relationship will emerge. I do not begin with a fully realized sketch or even a fully reconciled thought.  This allows for discovery and surprise during my painting process.

 

I am inspired by women, fabric, animals, and color. My paintings are strong, beautiful and tell a story.  I use patterns to build rich, brilliant texture and to create tension that can be juxtaposed with the calm and serene face of Woman. I incorporate animals into my work to accentuate the idea of Woman as protective nurturer. Within this elaborate backdrop of texture, pattern and color, the relationships within the painting evoke serenity.

 

Every creative experience, be it as sculptor, painter or clothier, has been utilized in my work. I trust my imagination and rely on valuable skills honed since childhood.  Perhaps because I lost both my mother and grandmother at an early age, I paint them idealistically as safe, steady and ever-present women. The both nurtured my talent and encouraged my imagination. Thus, I nurture my talent as I was nurtured, unafraid to embrace the challenges, missteps and successes of my creative process.

It is important that my work continues to surprise me and validate my artistic efforts. My work ethic is ingrained and a constant for me, but more important, I am charmed and delighted nearly every working day.