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Artist Judy Nakari


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Biography


My work is an exploration of the way light and shadow work together to describe form. Design, color, value, edges ~ these considerations are important factors in each piece whether studio or plein-air,  whether places or people. 
Uniquely challenging is painting “en plein air”, which is the French way of saying “outdoors”, in the wind and rain and heat, etc!
I want my viewers to experience the joy of “being there”.  If I can elicit a response of recognition, of a place or especially of an emotion, I’m happy that I’ve successfully communicated my own feelings.
 
As a watercolorist, I have achieved signature status in Colorado Watercolor Society, Taos National Society of Watercolor, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, and have received several major awards in national and state competitions.  
As an oil painter, I have associate membership in Oil Painters of America,  and am a member of Plein Air Painters of Colorado and Tucson Plein Air Painters Society.
 
A few selected recent awards include: major awards in Taos National Society of Watercolorists 2009;  Colorado Watercolor Society 1995 through 2006; Fiesta Sonora (Desert Museum, Tucson AZ) 2009;  Western Colorado Society  2000 and 2001;  paintings chosen for Rocky Mtn National Watercolor 2003 and 2010; Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 2008 and in 2016; Best of Show Tucson Plein Air Painters Society 2009; Best of Show Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild in 2011 and in 2016
 
The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book features several of my watercolor paintings:
 
• Prophets of the Bible, © 2008, David Boersma, author, features several illustrations 
• In March 1993 a CBS sitcom, Love & War featured my sculpture on set décor
• The painting "Via Italia" was included in "Women in Art" Southwest Art magazine 2013
• Shadows of the Tuscan Sun was chosen for the 2013 book Splash 14, The Best of Watercolor  pub. Northlight Books.
• Both oil and watercolor paintings have been included in invitational exhibits at [...]

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