Judy Blundell's radiant oil paintings depict stark contrasts with exquisite beauty. Blundell has tackled many subjects, including portraiture, still life, and symbolic imagery, but it is in her landscapes and abstracts that she fully explores the idea of powerful forces coming together and apart. She paints the edges of nature: where cold air meets heat, where the sea meets land, or even simply what she calls "the seamless harmony of sky meeting the horizon." Change is her subject, but also just this very harmony, where energies work together rather than at odds.
Blundell lays down thick layers of paint with an assured hand, never opting for vagueness or softness on important texture. Scale is important - many of her works stretch to several feet long in order to enhance the panorama-like perspective and emphasize space. Her palette is sensitive to the nuances of natural light in all kinds of atmospheres, but she is unafraid to pursue vivid color where necessary.
Blundell was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin but lived in Sydney, Australia for seventeen years. She currently lives in Texas, where she maintains a studio.
Representation: Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., New York NY
The Taylor Piano Project
The McCrory Timmerman Project
Big Fish Manifesto (Currently underway - annual creative symposium).
Turps & Ink
June, 2018 - Prague to Budapest