A vibrant community of artists in the Orangeville, Ontario area.

Judi Island

"Mine" - acrylic on canvas - 12" x 16"

Judi Island received her Honours B.A. from the Fine Art program at McMaster University. She then received her B. Ed. from the University of Toronto. She studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto.

Judi worked as an assistant Curator at the Oakville Centennial Gallery, Oakville,ON. Judi taught art, sculpture, graphic art and photography for 15 years in the Specialized Arts Program at ‘Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts’ at the Toronto District School Board. She also taught Photography and Art at ‘Papakura High School’, New Zealand and at ‘Bega High School’ in NSW, Australia.

“For many years I enjoyed exploring the limits of sculptural art. Due to physical limitations as a result of a C3 spinal cord injury 20 years ago and my commitment to train as a member of the Canadian Paralympic Team from 2000 to 2010, I have recently returned to painting.

Influenced by the 3D form, currently, my focus is on the changing qualities of light and colour with an impressionist influence.

I love the richness of the oil paint colours in my Canadian landscapes. I am enjoying using humour in my latest series of acrylic work – ‘animals with attitude’.”

Judi’s art work has been exhibited in galleries in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Featured above: “Mine” – acrylic on canvas – 12″ x 16″

  Design Awards

2016  ‘Spectators Choice Award’, Shades of Abilities Art Show’, Toronto

2006  Canadian Paralympic Equestrian Team Logo Design, Equine Canada

2003  Logo Design Competition, Sunrise Equestrian Center, Guelph

Contact: judi@bell.net  Phone: 519 942-4649

Website: www.judi855.wixsite.com/jisland

Upcoming Events


Imaginations will soar along with the temps in Downtown Orangeville during Paint the Bus, Sat August 25th, 2pm - 7pm, Alexandra Park, when a First Student bus gets a makeover thanks to Kin Club of Orangeville, First Student, and Orangeville Art Group. Take a section of the bus to paint and together create a family memory to photograph.
Paints and brushes supplied.
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Zig Elles is one of the many talented members of @OrangevilleArtGroup. His watercolour, "Sunburst" is on #Sale at the #HeadwatersHospital #Art Rotation. Lots of new #artwork on display today! ... See MoreSee Less

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