Judy Schrader ~ Nature Artist Bio
A little about Judy......
JUDY SCHRADER (Contact Email)
Judy and her husband Terry live in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest in rural Pennsylvania. They have two grown children; Terry Jr. and Kristi Dawn, and a grandson Hunter, of whom they are very proud.
Judy began painting in 1978. Oil is her favorite medium although she works with acrylic, colored pencil and mixed media. She thinks that every painting is a learning experience and hopefully can grow from each one.
Judy has always loved to draw and credits her artistic gift to her grandfather, Ernest Albaugh. An artist most of his life, he was self-taught and enjoyed giving paintings to his family and friends. As a child Judy would take her drawings to her grandfather so he could help her with her work.
Judy's favorite subjects to paint are animals. She loves bringing her canvas to life through the eyes and personality of the subjects she paints. She enjoys painting wildlife, pet portraits, farm animals and country scenes. Living in the country, Judy has access to beautiful scenery and animals. The streams, trees, meadows, domestic and wild animals are such an inspiration for painting. Judy takes her camera when she goes for hikes in the woods, you never know what kind of animal you may see. Judy has paintings with clients worldwide, throughout the USA, Europe, Australia, Mexico and Canada.
My top award winnings from newest to oldest are as follows:
past exhibits have been in many national and regional juried and
invitational shows including the Ciel Gallery's 2016 Back to the Garden
Art Show in NC, 25th International Miniature Art Show at the Seaside
Gallery in Nagg's Head, NC, the Snow Goose Gallery's Art of Miniature XXIV,
Art Society of Florida’s 2015 Annual International Miniature Art Show,
The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington,
DC’s 2014 International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, the Roger
Tory Peterson’s "Nature Art Festival", Jamestown, NY, “PA
Waterfowl Management Art Contest”, Pymatuning, PA, "Images Regional
Art Show", State College, PA, "Wilson Gallery Art Show",
NJ, "HTA National Art Show", KY, the "2005 Nature Art
International Member’s Show", Chesterton, IN., the Potomac Art Show
in WV, the Great Lakes “Small Works” Exhibit in Ypsilanti, MI, and the
Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center Show in
Basking Ridge, NJ, and many years in the Kentucky’s National Wildlife