JUDY COLLINS 

 I am a painter/printmaker. Within painting, I work in oil and mixed-media, and in my printmaking practice, I work mainly with etching and drypoint processes, as I feel these media best reflect my response to my subject matter. I have always used the landscape as a starting point, not so much in a pastoral sense, but as a reflection upon 'used' land, where man works and leaves his mark - the fishing harbours, quarries, open mines, etc. Most recently I have investigated extremes in weather within these environments - storms, gales, high seas, expressive images of skies, etc. I am fascinated by the energy of the elements, and their interaction with the intrusion of the man-made landscape. The action of extreme weather in such contexts makes me aware of the strength of nature and the notion that it is an enormous 'thinking thing'. I tend to see these things as occurring at the edge, and because of this, such things as estuaries - natural meeting-points - have particular importance for me.

 

I also paint collaboratively with my partner, Peter Wray, with whom I also run printmaking courses from HandPRINT Studio in Trewidden Gardens, Buryas Bridge, Penzance.

CURRICULLUM VITAE:

Born 15th April 1948, Nottingham

1963 - 1966: York School of Art;

1967 - 2006: Worked in the fashion industry as a pattern-cutter;

Married and brought up two sons;

1988: Returned to part-time Art Education;

1998: Printmaking at York St. John College

1999: Falmouth College of Art

2001: Falmouth College of Art

2004 - : Tutor at HandPRINT Studio (York and Cornwall);

2004 -: Practising painter/printmaker, exhibiting widely throughout UK

 

Galleries and Exhibitions:-

2013: Bristol Affordable Art Fair

         Chelsea Art Fair

         London Affordable Art Fair

         Hampstead Art Fair

         Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance

         Market House Gallery, Marazion

         Penwith Gallery, St. Ives (Penwith Society of Artists)

         Mariners Gallery, St. Ives (St.Ives Society of Artists)

         Rose Theatre, Ascot

         All4Art Gallery, Cheltenham

2012: Bristol Affordable Art Fair

         Chelsea Art Fair

         London Affordable Art Fair

         Hampstead Art Fair

         Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance

         Penwith Gallery, St. Ives (Penwith Society of Artists)

         Mariners Gallery, St. Ives (St.Ives Society of Artists)

2011: Bristol Affordable Art Fair

         Chelsea Art Fair

         London Affordable Art Fair

         Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance

         Innnocent Fine Art, Bristol

         Penwith Gallery, St. Ives (Penwith Society of Artists)

         Mariners Gallery, St. Ives (St.Ives Society of Artists)

2010: Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance

          Lund Gallery, Easingwold, York

          Penwith Gallery, St. Ives (Penwith Society of Artists)

          Mariners Gallery, St. Ives (St.Ives Society of Artists)

2009 -: Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance

            Penwith Gallery, St. Ives (Penwith Society of Artists)

            Mariners Gallery, St. Ives (St.Ives Society of Artists)

2008: Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance

2005: New Millennium Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

          Great Atlantic Gallery, St. Just, Cornwall

          Lund Gallery, Easingwold, North Yorkshire

          North Yorkshire Open Studios

2003: Open Studios, York

2001: Falmouth College of Art

Work in private collections throughout the United Kingdom