JUDY SWENS

JUDY SWENS

FINE ARTIST

Having grown up along the Sea to Sky, Judy is inspired by nature, First Nations culture, travel adventures, and yoga. She enjoys living a life of creativity and curiosity.

Her first canvas was the bottom of a coffee table, where as a kid she would lay on her back and draw with crayons. This creative exploration bloomed into the performing arts as a figure skater, then later into acting. As a teen she loved developing film, from her SLR camera, in the high school dark room. Her photography interests led to dabbling in wedding photography. Most recently, acrylic painting has become of interest. She has taken a couple of painting workshops, studying portrait and landscape painting. She is grateful for the guidance received by the late Mary Jean Brown at her "A Warehouse Hide-A-Way" located in Gibsons, BC. As well, she appreciates the teachings and mentoring offered by Janice Robertson from an Art on the Lake workshop at the Alta Lake Station House located in Whistler,BC.

Her formal education includes the completion of a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Communications. During her studies she participated in an international student exchange to the University of Amsterdam. At this time she often visited the Museum Square where the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw are located. She also traveled to see the Louvre Museum in Paris, and the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

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