Judy Shreve
After 20 plus years as a successful clay artist, Judy's work evolved into working with acrylics, charcoals, inks and oil pastels on various surfaces. She paints from imagination and sees her work as a narrative. "It gives me the freedom to both visualize and feel my subjects. Painting in this way allows me to express my ideas more creatively-sometimes even distorting reality. My goal is to take you back to a time when anything seemed possible- when life felt mysterious and delightful".

Even though one aspect of Judy's work is enchantment and wonder, she also uses symbolism to show the connection of life and spirit; to show the importance of diversity, the intelligence of the animals, and the relationship we each have to all living things. "Life is full of beauty, if not a little magical".

About Me:

"You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible." -Deepak Chopra

I've always loved making up stories, and learning to tell them with paint has been fascinating. I begin without any preconceived plan. I start by applying color and shapes until I see a story emerge. Then it's as if the story has been waiting on me to evolve. The characters and animals seem to know more about what’s going on than I do. I follow their lead to capture a brief moment of a much larger story.

Painting allows me to explore my imagination. It takes a small amount of courage for me to reveal my inner stories, but I invite you into my world where animals come alive, and eccentricities are born. I want to engage your imagination along with mine in endless possibilities. I hope to encourage you to dream your own dreams.

In my work I want to show the connection between life and spirit and the importance of diversity. I also hope to reveal the intelligence of animals and the relationship we each have to all living things.

I can't imagine not working in my studio every day. It brings a song to my heart that maybe only I can hear, but it is my hope that others can share my songs with me through my art. If I can elicit a smile or a sense of wonder, then I've accomplished what I set out to do and entertained myself in the process.

My paintings are in corporate and private collections in various locations in the United States and Europe. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, please contact my gallery in Santa Fe, NM. They can help you select a piece and ship to your location."-JS

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." –Friedrich Nietzsch

Pop Gallery is pleased to represent Shreve exclusively in Santa Fe, NM. Direct inquiries to Sharla@popsantafe.com or by phone to 505.820.0788.
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