Mary’s morning Mist
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Mary’s Morning Mist is inspired by a photograph taken by my English friend Mary Chater, at the time living in the Marche, this beautiful region of central Italy. I could see and feel that clear, crisp, cold early morning air pervading this beautiful winter landscape and without preliminary drawing, using a soft cool palette of watercolours, I set out to paint it immediately.
Judith was born in Ipswich, England and grew up with her family in Newport, Shropshire. She went on to train as an Occupational Therapist in Liverpool and met her Italian husband. They settled in the medieval town of Fermo in the Marche, Italy where they have since lived, working in the hospital and bringing up their family of two children.
She is a self-taught artist and having always been a lover of nature, by chance or by destiny she discovered her passion for watercolour painting.
Watercolour is for Judith the medium per eccellenza which allows her to capture and interpret the beauty of surrounding landscapes, the muting colours and atmospheres and express the poetry and emotion they evoke.
Since 2014, encouraged by growing recognition she began to exhibit her work in national and international exhibitions. She constantly continued developing her style following international masters in their workshops such as Ilya Ibryaev, Thomas Schaller, Fernand Thienpondt and inspired by other artists such as Dario Percy Ccallo, Ann Blockley, Angelo Gorlini.
In recent years Judith has travelled to many watercolour meetings and exhibitions where both participation and friendship have provided unique experiences which contribute to her neverending exploration into expressive watercolour.
She is a member of the IWS _ International Watercolor Society and InArte Fabriano. My preferred subject is landscape painting: when I see a landscape or a photo of a landscape with a particular light and atmosphere that moves and excites me, only then am I really motivated, not just to paint the scene but to capture and interpret the poetry and the emotion of that moment in time and to share it with others.
Watercolour is always my medium of choice in painting as it allows me to freely create my interpretation of the subject. The way pigments blend and water flows on the paper and how transparency and granulation follow each other in an exciting and unpredictable way is magic.
|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 10 cm|
Judith Mary Offord