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Judith Gardner RBA NEACShow: Profile | Artworks

Judith studied at Maidstone College of Art in Kent where she gained a BA Honours degree in Fine Art. Whilst at college she was awarded the David Murrey Scholarship for landscape painting in 1974.

After leaving college Judith taught drawing and painting at Adult Education Centres in Kent and later in Windsor at the East Berkshire College. Here she also taught ‘A’ level and GCSE Art to full time students and also drawing and painting for the BTEC Design and Display course.

In 1998 Judith moved back to Kent to paint full time. She became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 2000 and was elected to the Small Paintings Group in 2002.

Judith’s Commentary on her Work

“My painting is to a certain extent representational. It begins with an idea based on strong observation. Once the composition has been decided upon, the reality is not so essential in order for me to develop the painting. This enables me to create the light and atmosphere with tone, colour and brushwork. The subject matter for my paintings is drawn mainly from the Kent countryside and the sea as well as the garden.

Strong shapes are worked with large brushes and rags and I finally tighten up on certain areas where I want more detail and focus. For this I use smaller brushes and a rigger for the final drawing and mark making.”

Exhibitions and Galleries

Judith has exhibited at the annual exhibitions of:
• Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
• Royal Society of British Artists
• New English Art Club
• Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Discerning Eye (including invited artist by William Bowyer RA)

She has exhibited in many galleries including
• Russell Gallery Putney (solo exhibitions)
• Langham Fine Art Gallery Suffolk
• New Grafton Gallery Barnes
• Cedar House Gallery Ripley
• Red Rag Gallery
• Stow on the Wold and the Hunter Gallery
• Long Melford

Judith was a demonstrator at Art in Action in 2003, 2005 and 2006.

Judith has Won Many Awards Including

• Christies Award at the NEAC 1988 Exhibition
• Goldline Oil Painting Award at Britain’s Painters 1989 Exhibition
• Open College Award at the Britain’s Painters 1990 Exhibition
• The Fabbrica Prize at the RBA 2001 Exhibition
• The Artists Magazine Prize at the RBA 2002 Exhibition
• The De Laszlo Medal at the RBA 2003 Exhibition
• The UBS Award at the RBA 2005 Exhibition
• The Frinton Gallery Award at the RBA 2008 Exhibition

Her work is in many private and corporate collections as far afield as America and Australia.


• The Artist – ‘In Conversation’ October 2002
• The Artist – ‘Soft Light in Oils’ April 2006

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