As a child during World War II Judy’s mother had a victory garden of vegetables that later became a rose garden. Years of watching her work at a beautiful garden wore off on Judy.
As a young bride with her first home, a retired schoolteacher offered to design and plant Judy’s first garden as a hobby for him and a great boost for Judy.
Judy tried to nurture every species planted to produce at its best. Garden Club demands encouraged her more. She has had two gardens and homes opened for Historic Garden Week. Another garden was on tour for the International Daffodil Exhibit. Judy also had a large wildflower garden at her Wintergreen home.
Now Judy paints to bring her garden into the house year round. Usually, she has grown each plant herself or a friend has it in her garden.
In each painting Judy tries to show the very young, mid, and full blossom as well as the old age or seed that developed during the painting process.