Judy Smith

Judy Smith

  • Artist’s Statement

    Spending time on her family orchard in Earnscleugh has been an inspiration for artist, Judy Smith, whose vibrant art works express the colours of the region.

    “ The seasonal colours of Central Otago offer the most amazing palette, as do the beautiful skies, sunrises and sunsets. I have always loved the styles of the Impressionist painters, particularly the wonderful earthy landscapes of Cezanne. Other influences have been the New Zealand regionalist painters of the 1930s and 1940s, such as William Sutton and Rata Lovell - Smith.

    Judy describes her upbringing in Dunedin as “wonderfully creative”.
    “I've always been interested in art and attended after school classes with renowned New Zealand artist, H. V. Miller. Several years ago exceptional classes at Kings High got me highly motivated again.”
    Her solo exhibition at the Eade Gallery will feature snapshots of familiar places around Alexandra including orchards, road corners, letterboxes, the town’s distinctive bridge and the river.
    “There is beauty in familiarity. I love looking at everyday scenes and seeing the beauty in them. I hope people will enjoy my use of colour and recognise some of the places in the paintings.”

  • Biography

    Although I live in Dunedin I spend a large amount of time in our orchard in Earnscleugh near Clyde.
    Expressing colours in painting is very important to me. The seasonal colours of Central Otago offer the most amazing palette, as do the beautiful skies, sunrises and sunsets.
    I have always loved the styles of the Impressionist painters, particularly the wonderful earthy landscapes of Cezanne.
    Other influences have been the New Zealand regionalist painters of 1930s and 40s such as William Sutton and Rata Lovell - Smith.
    My printmaking involves woodblock printing and I am inspired by the work of the American woodblock printer William Seltzer Rice.

Showing 1–16 of 47 artworks

  • Judy Smith

    Daffodils
    Framed: 64 x 52 cm Acrylic on canvas board framed $895.00
  • Judy Smith

    Alexandra River Track
    Framed: 62 x 70 cm Acrylic on canvas board framed Sold
  • Judy Smith

    Driveway Beside the Orchard
    Framed: 77 x 61 cm Acrylic on canvas board framed $1,200.00
  • Judy Smith

    Alexandra River Walk
    Framed: 77 x 61 cm Acrylic on canvas board framed $1,200.00
  • Judy Smith

    Thyme at Bannockburn
    Framed: 62 x 70 cm Acrylic on canvas board, mat board, glass and framed Sold
  • Judy Smith

    Springtime, Holloway Reserve
    Framed: 62 x 70 cm Acrylic on canvas board, matboard, glass and framed (currently unframed) $895.00
  • Judy Smith

    Alexandra River Track
    Framed: 62 x 70 cm Acrylic on canvas board framed Sold
  • Judy Smith

    Autumn Apricot Trees
    Framed: 62 x 70 cm Acrylic on canvas board with matboard, glass and frame Sold
  • Judy Smith

    Autumn Poplar Trees
    19.5 x 24.5 cm Acrylic on canvas board Sold
  • Judy Smith

    Central Otago Sheep
    19.5 x 24.5 cm Acrylic on canvas board Sold
  • Judy Smith

    Sheep and Poplars
    19.5 x 24.5 cm Acrylic on canvas board $225.00
  • Judy Smith

    Autumn Fruit Trees
    49 x 49 cm Acrylic on canvas with box frame Sold
  • Judy Smith

    Bugloss at Bannockburn
    Framed: 58 x 69 cm Acrylic on canvas board Sold
  • Judy Smith

    Spring Blossoms
    19.5 x 24.5 cm Acrylic on canvas board Sold
  • Judy Smith

    Afternoon Walk
    Framed: 49 x 49 cm Acrylic on canvas board framed Sold
  • Judy Smith

    Lupins
    Acrylic on canvas board Sold