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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

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21 hours ago

Orangeville Art Group

In case you missed it at the 2018 Fall Art Show: OAG's Kevin Dow displayed “Dog Portrait”, acrylic on canvas. See Kevin's bio & contact info (and another 'Best Friend') at orangevilleartgroup.com/kevin-dow/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Flashback to the 2018 Fall Art Show: OAG's Robert Norman displayed “Chartwell”, acrylic on canvas. See Robert's bio & contact info at orangevilleartgroup.com/robert-d-norman/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Talented student OAG member Nathan Warnaar presented his artwork at the 2018 Fall Art Show. Featured: "Deku" -in pencil crayon. Huge shoutout to Artist & Big Brother David Chesterton, Nathan's mentor. ... See MoreSee Less

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OAG member Genni Selby displayed her artwork at the 2018 Fall Art Show. Featured here is another look at her ”12"x16" chalk pastel painting - “Victoria and Bunny". Genni's bio can be viewed here: orangevilleartgroup.com/genni-selby/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Orangeville Art Group

OAG member Kelsey VandenHoek displayed her artwork at the 2018 OAG Fall Art Show. Featured here: “Daddy Shark” - 11"x14" acrylic on canvas. For her bio and contact info go here: orangevilleartgroup.com/kelsey-vandenhoek/ ... See MoreSee Less

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