ART / PRINT FAQ
WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION AND PROCESS FOR MAKING ART
When I make art I try to stay excited, hopeful and happy - this can be harder than it sounds! Over the years I’ve developed a process of allowing my work the freedom to evolve. This process inspires me to confront the challenges of art-making and helps me to stay engaged with the work from start to finish. The excitement, energy and happiness that I experience while working is something I hope transmits to you. My goals are to continue with a process that is more fun than eating a banana split, to advance my skills as an artist, and to make work that sparks connections with people.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK
Following is a description of my work written by Dr. Mark L. Smith, UT art professor, founding co-director of Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas. I call him Dr. Art - but never to his face.
"Judy Paul creates dynamic paintings that are teeming with life. Her colorful, mixed-media works on panel are essentially about the joy of painting. The artist's delight in all the things paint can do is expressed in strokes, dabs, drips, and scumbles. Paul's subject matter is as diverse as her media--birds sit happily on their tree limbs, butterflies flutter about, and flowers and human figures wander through her imaginary environments. But there is more; much more. Also interwoven in the artist's densely layered pictorial spaces are ice cream cones, pastel dots, diagrams, scientific illustrations, and textual book fragments. This is a lot of stuff to manage but Paul holds it all together by anchoring the many parts in dominant patterns of lines or monumental life forms. Whether she is using acrylic paint, graphite, screen printing, collage, or all the above, Paul celebrates the process of making art and provides the viewer with thoughtful and visually exciting experiences."
WHAT TYPE OF MEDIA DO YOU USE FOR YOUR ORIGINALS
WHAT IS YOUR PRINTING PROCESS
WHAT TYPE OF PRINTS ARE THESE, DO THEY NEED TO BE FRAMED
My canvas prints are reproductions printed in my studio with an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer. The gallery wrap edges make them ready to hang without framing. Here are some examples: