Judy Bauman was born in Wilber Nebraska, a town known for its colorful Czech heritage. She took art courses while attending The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Ball State University, and she received the baccalaureate degree from Meredith College and the Master’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While living in Bangkok, Thailand Judy traveled throughout Southeast Asia where she studied the techniques of ancient batik art. She also lived in Munich, Germany. Judy studied art under renowned painter Jane Filer and continues to study with painter and professor Chad Hughes. Her acrylic and oil paintings have won awards, appeared in solo and group exhibitions, and appear in galleries, in the Southeast United States. She presently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Painting is something I truly love and must do. It is an exciting yet calming experience. It is important to me to push the limits, to try new ideas, and to enjoy the process.
I begin each painting with a loose charcoal sketch on canvas. Imagination is the source of ideas for my work. The style is impressionistic. I use acrylic, oil and burlap, usually on large canvas. Paint is applied with assorted palette knives, and a brush is used sparingly. Additional characteristics of my work include the use of thick paint, bold colors, and interesting subject matter. I create paintings to comprise a series with a common theme, demonstrating how experience with the same subject can build a strong collection. Others tell me that in an art show my paintings stand out as full of vitality and joy.
My greatest pleasures are to experience an evolution of creativity for others to enjoy and to begin the next piece.