A Leland, NC artist specializing in watercolors and pastels, Judy moved to the Wilmington, NC area five years ago from Brown County Indiana. Prior to her Indiana experience she lived in Ohio for several years after moving there from the east coast. She now paints with a group of artists in Southport, NC.
Judy grew up in New England living in Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut. She has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. In high school she won contests with her work and studied with Mario Vincenti who was a believer in learning from the Old Masters.
While attending Swain School of Art and Design in New Bedford, MA she taught art classes for elementary school children. After graduating from the Swain School she worked as a Graphic Artist at Monsanto Co. in Bloomfield, CT and continued her art studies at the University of Hartford.
After moving to Columbus, OH, she studied oil painting with Robert Pitton, watercolor with Donald Dodrill and Sharon Hildebrand and pastels with Vivian Ripley. She was a member of the Upper Arlington Art League and was juried into the Central Ohio Water Color Society. She was also a member of the Indiana Watercolor Society where she was chosen for an invitation show at Additions Gallery in Indianapolis. In Nashville, IN she exhibited in the Indiana Heritage Art Show, Indiana State Fair Art Show, Art Columbus Gallery and the Brown County Art Gallery. Currently showing works in Southport, Wilmington and Leland, NC.
Since moving to North Carolina she has exhibited in:
. The Cameron Art Museum NC Artists Shows
. Franklin Square Gallery, Southport Art Shows
. Art in the Arboretum Show
. Oak Island Arts by the Sea Shows
. Brunswick Arts Council Fall Shows – 2012 Best of Show
. Landfall Foundation Art Shows 2014-2015
. Collage Artists of Wilmington Shows – 2015
. NC Silver Arts Show at ArtWorks in Wilmington- 2015
. Wilmington Juried Spring Art Show (NC Azalea Festival)- 2015, 2016
. Artfall Hanna Block USO Community Arts Center 2015
At present her paintings are mostly realistic watercolors and pastels. Her works are represented in private collections in North Carolina, Connecticut, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Illinois, Florida and Massachusetts.
Judy B. Lewis
3767 Anslow Drive
Leland, NC 28451
H. 910-228-5492; C. 812-344-8231