This forthcoming exhibition marks Judy Buxton’s 10th Year with Thackeray Gallery, London. Created over the last two years, ‘cascade’ is an extraordinary collection of 20 new oil paintings, inspired by her local environment in Cornwall, and her love of nature in all its forms – sea, land, rivers, creeks, flowers, and even her beloved horses.
Buxton has been said to work in the tradition of Monet, Constable and Turner, painting outside, and achieving “extraordinary atmosphere”. Her ability to express light and reflection with perfect balance is second to none. She achieves that perfect point between reality and abstraction, each painting holding its own against the tidal wave of paint, layered up over months of working on each piece.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Judy Buxton was born in 1961. She studied Painting at Falmouth College of Art from 1990-1993, and received a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art. Following this, Judy then went on to gain a Masters in Fine Art at the Royal Academy School in London. In 1995, Judy moved to Cornwall where she established her home and her studio, where she continues to practice today.
Her inspiration is drawn from the surrounding land and sea, the light and reflection. Judy is renowned for her bold and vigorous use of paint, predominantly applied with a palette knife, each stroke defining something crucial in the composition and balance of the work.
Over the years, Judy has received several awards, including First Prize, Gold Medal, The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers in 1996, NatWest Finalist and Prize Winner in 1997 and more recently, The Hunting Art Prize Second Prize Winner in 2005.
Judy’s work has been exhibited in Solo Shows throughout the UK since 1996, and her work can be found in many Public, Private and Corporate Collections, both in the UK and worldwide.