Painter and mixed media artist Judy Bear has a studio filled with exciting new projects and works in progress! Here she tells us a little more about what she's been up to since last year's Uxbridge Studio Tour and about her display at our Studio Tour sponsor Savon du Bois.
Judy Bear - Preparing for the 2018 Studio Tour
Just a month until The Uxbridge Studio Tour 2018! I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown since last year but then I look around my studio and see all the projects – finished and in process - and I’m excited to share. Two directions focussed my creativity this year and it has been freeing to expand into each one. I’m looking forward to your feedback in upcoming shows.
Showing at Savon du Bois in Uxbridge
Currently, I have a display of my work at Savon du Bois in Uxbridge. Owner Anne du Bois has a wonderful selection of soaps and natural products as well as a great Coffee/Tea location adjacent to Blue Heron Books. I was honoured when she asked me to display work in her space. My concept of our wonderful surroundings as they pertain to our health and wellness jives very well with what Savon du Bois is all about! However, my new projects are under wraps for a few more weeks!
The educational aspect of life has been busy both in and outside the studio. Since last fall, I have facilitated six, one-day, Floor Cloth workshops. Working with others, coaching their creative side, expanding ideas and sharing stories makes for a fun and productive day along with developing new friendships.
Teaching Budding Artists at Latcham Gallery in Stouffville
Most recently, I taught a week (July 16th – 20th) of Art Camp for the Latcham Gallery in Stouffville. The Gallery moves to its new location in August and is in the process of preparing to celebrate their 40th year. It was a blast both teaching this enthusiastic group and watching how the young students responded to new ideas and visual concepts. An awesome group to spend a week with.
Back to my studio! I look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Want to check out this fabulous display of artwork by Judy? Drop by Savon du Bois to explore their wonderful selection of hand crafted products for your face and body, and handcrafted tea and coffee for your soul.
Savon du Bois (905) 862-9005
64 Brock St W, Uxbridge, ON, Ontario
Monday – Friday: 9 – 6
Saturday: 9 – 5
Sunday: 11 - 4