Judy Nakari

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Judy is a versatile painter in oil and watercolor. Her work was included in Southwest Art (August 2013) and Splash 14,a national collection of “The Best of Watercolor” (NorthLight Books, 2013). Her work is celebrated for its loose but accurate rendering of representational subjects, with sometimes surprising color choices. Judy is a signature member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, the Colorado Watercolor Society, and Taos National Society of Watercolor. She holds juried membership with Oil Painters of America, as well as Plein Air Artists of Colorado and the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society.


Artist Statement

My work is an exploration of the way light and shadow combine to define form. In pursuit of capturing this ideal on the canvas, design and color become important, along with value, and edges. All are elements of every painting, whether a landscape, still life, or most challenging, the portrait. Painting “en plein air” is the French way of saying “outdoors” – in the wind and rain and heat. I want my viewers to experience again the joy of “being there.” As an instructor, I always give demos and lots of individual attention.