Something stunning from the studio of Amy Judd, UK
Recently, we were out catching up with a long time family friend who was visiting Sydney from New Zealand. The lovely Hannah, girlfriend of newly crowned outdoor furniture master, Andy, both impressed us with their seriously impressive Sydney penthouse apartment gorgeously styled in fresh aquas (including KitchenAid!), clear Kartell Louis Ghost Chairs (featured on the blog here) and outdoor furniture fit for a high street store at very affordable prices (website is under construction so look up Caribou Design on Gumtree). And of course my eyes went to what delicacies were on offer on the dining table, which was ladden with goodies including Bourke Street Bakery's pork and fennel sausage rolls.
But this isn't what this post is about, and why i walked away feeling like i had to launch my Safari to google and find out more. As we were leaving, Hannah showed me her English friend's artwork...
And, for a while now, i have not found an artist that i have felt so pulled towards. Amy Judd's artwork is breathtaking.
London based painter Amy Judd, paints portraits. Her portraits however are faceless. Hannah tells me Amy hates painting faces, so instead she produces paintings of utter feminine beauty and mystery. If the faces in her works are uncovered, the woman are looking away, and if they are looking at us, they are covered with delicate flowers, feathers, butterflies and birds.
There is grace and harmony in the manner in which Amy combines humans with nature. The animals, feathers and flowers are colourful, yet soft and tranquil. They appear to float and sway within the stillness of their frames.
Despite the naked bodies of woman in many of her works, they don't come across as sexual or overtoned with seduction. Rather they are enchanting, mysterious, and, im going to say it again, simply stunning.
Here are some of Amy Judd's pieces from various collections. I emailed her to get an idea of pricing - they range from ￡2,500 to ￡5,000 for original works.
She is represented by Hicks Gallery in Wimbledon, London