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Inferno Terra Paradiso S1 T3
Inferno Terra Paradiso S1T1
Inferno Terra Paradiso S1T2
Inferno Terra Paradiso S1T4
Inferno Terra Paradiso S1T5
Inferno Terra Paradiso S2T1
Inferno Terra Paradiso S2T2
Inferno Terra Paradiso S2T3
Inferno Terra Paradiso S2T4
Spiral of Life Sereis
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Judith Walker Paintings
Born Leeds 1955 . Moved to London to attend Central St Martins in 1974, and in 1978 went to New Mexico to study for her MA whilst working as a teaching assistant. Returned to London in 1980 and has since lived in Southwark, exhibiting widely and taking commissions. Highlights were a painting for a public space at South Bank University in 1997, and the production of silk banners for the first installation at Peckham Library in 2001. The latter was used to inspire local schoolchildren to do art work, and Judith has followed this by working with children in The Guardian's Big Draw Event for the past five years.To support her art she has also had a career in publishing. This has included working for the Irish music paper Hot Press, forming and running the company which published the cult cartoon magazine Duck Soup and drawing a weekly cartoon for the women's page of The Sun. More recently she has worked for the environmental publisher ENDS, and is now administrative manager for the New Humanist magazine. She now has her studio in Deptford and lives in Rotherhithe with her husband, the journalist and writer Mark Say.
Leeds College of Art and Design, 1973-74 Foundation Course in Art Central St Martins School of Art, London, 1974-77 BA Hons Fine Art 2.1 New Mexico State University, USA, 1978-80 MA Art Short Courses Printmaking, Ceramics, Art Therapy, Creative Writing, Film Making, Drama, Digital Imagery and Professional Development courses for artists.
Phoebe Llewellyn Smith Scholarship, 1976
Winsor and Newton Award 1977 London and South East Region
Nominated for Jerwood Artists Platform 2002 & 2003

Selected Commissions/collections:
Window of the Soul, a commission for South Bank University, 1997

Single Exhibitions:
Selected One Person Exhibitions

Watermans Art Centre, London, 1988
The Portico Library and Gallery, Manchester 1988
Bradford University Gallery, 1988
South Square Gallery, Bradford, 1989
Acme Open Studio Exhibition, London, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
Learning & Business Centre, Southwark, London, 2002-2005

Group Exhibitions:
Selected Group Exhibitions

The New Contemporaries, 1978
South West Print and Drawing Exhibition, New Mexico, USA 1979
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, 1984
Intaglio Printmaker Exhibition, London 1984
Male Formy Grafiki, Poland, 1985 & 1987
Tradition & Innovation in Printmaking Today, 1987
The Collective Festival Show, Edinburgh, 1987
Southwark Open Exhibition, London, 1996, 2002, 2003
Paintings in Hospitals Selection Exhibition- Menier Gallery, London, 2005
Artist's Statement:
I select colours before painting, choosing them intuitively to reflect my mood, then work quickly, drawing on emotional energy to move thick wet paint around the canvas with my fingers. Most of my work is done as a part of themed series reflecting elements of my life and each work can be viewed individually or as a group of paintings. It is only when the works are complete that I begin to understand what they are about. I then name the series and give each work a title that gives the viewer a glimpse of my inner world but also leaves space for their own perception. Ultimately, I feel my work deals with issues of mortality and our need to embrace the experience of life.
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