"For me, the process of creating art is exciting and gives meaning to each day. It is the icing on the cake to have my work viewed and contemplated. I have been making marks since early childhood with great anticipation and delight. Born with vision in only one eye, my world has always been 2D."
American Artist, Judith Dupree Beale grew up in rural Arkansas. Her father a farmer and her mother a high-school English teacher she was fortunate to have opportunities to experience art through visiting major museums across the country.
"Art was not part of the curriculum in the public schools of rural areas of the United States in the early 1960s but making things to “make do” was part of the local culture and certainly a factor in how I chose to not neglect an innate desire to make art. I painted portraits for family, friends etc. through college and illustrated literary maps in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s I illustrated poetry and in 1995 I completed an MFA program."
Judith has been juried into local and national competitions and since 1995 she has had solo exhibits as well as participated in group shows primarily in the southeast region of the USA.
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