Artist Judy Payne-Korge

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The Artist Says:

Art is simply my calling!


I grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico in a lively household with nine siblings where creating intricate paper dolls with my sisters was a favorite pastime. My parents encouraged my growing passion for drawing and painting, and by age 13 awakened by the downtown art gallery scene and my artistic fire was fueled. Years later, I moved to Albuquerque to pursue a career in art and to my dismay the only career choice offered on campus was drafting. Upon graduation I dutifully worked for an electrical engineering firm, which years later I realized taught me the value and discipline of careful observation. In 1989 I moved to San Antonio, Texas and enrolled in Coppini Academy of Fine Arts to pursue my life long dream. At age forty the strong connection between my art, life and nature, led me to my true calling and today I create. I remain a lifelong student of drawing and painting by diligent practice of fundamentals, careful observation, comparison and by using pure vibrant color to capture (what clients say is) the inner character of my subjects. Today I work on personal and commission art and enjoy teaching art to children and adults. I work in oil, watercolor, graphite/charcoal and clay to portray figurative, portrait, wildlife, landscape and still-life work from my San Antonio studio. PERSONAL ART INSTRUCTION: JaniceYow Hindes, Brad Braun, Scott Burdick, Robert McCoy, Laura Robb, Kevin MacPherson, and Daniel Gerhartz, Michael Dudash AWARDS: 2011 Artist of the Month Coppini Academy Of Fine Arts 1998 Fiber Artist's of San Antonio, Texas 1996  OPA Award of Excellence 1996 OPA International Show: Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas 1996-1997 OPA Regional Shows: Quest Gallery Toas, New Mexico & Concetta, Gallery Albuquerque, New Mexico 1993-1994 OPA Regional Shows: Greenhouse Gallery & Nanette Richardson, [...]

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