Judy Tate

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Dorset based Judy Tate has been drawn to soft pastels for a long time. She finds the versatility, immediacy and vibrancy hard to beat. Most recently the recurring theme is ‘leaves and layers’ – sometimes initiated as an monoprint underpainting. En plein air sketching and painting gives Judy a platform for larger pastel work in the studio. Sketchbook travelogues are an ongoing source of inspiration and the garden never disappoints! Underlying all of her work is a love of colour and the excitement of seeing how far she can take it. Studio based work (often inspired by horizons, flowers and seed heads) is often of a more abstract nature. For this work a looser approach is taken, using water or alcohol washes, sometimes inks, dependent on her intent. Recently she has been experimenting with using mono printing onto various pastel surfaces as her under painting. Over the last 10 years Judy has been a regular exhibitor in the UK Pastel Society Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, is a Unison Colour Associate Artist and a member of the Pastel Society of America. The range of her work can be seen on her website www.judytateartist.com Instagram and facebook @judytateartist