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 52 artworks

Judy Smith

Miners Lane, Clyde
40 x 49cm Framed: 62 x 70cm Acrylic on canvas board - framed $980.00

Judy Smith

Autumn Apricot Trees
Framed: 20 x 25cm Acrylic on canvas board with mat board ready to frame $250.00

Judy Smith

The Clyde Bridge
Framed: 20 x 25cm Acrylic on canvas board with mat board ready to frame $250.00

Judy Smith

Central Otago Poplars
Framed: 20 x 25cm Acrylic on canvas board with mat board ready to frame $250.00

Judy Smith

Earnscleugh Road
Framed: 20 x 25cm Acrylic on canvas board with mat board ready to frame $250.00

Judy Smith

Oak Tree on Earnscleugh Road
Framed: 56 x 64cm Acrylic on canvas board framed Sold

Judy Smith

Daffodils
Framed: 64 x 52 cm Acrylic on canvas board framed Sold

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 Sold

Judy Smith

Alexandra River Walk
Framed: 77 x 61 cm Acrylic on canvas board framed $995.00

Judy Smith

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

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 $250.00