Judy Elliott Featured Artist at Gallery One
Silk artist Judy Elliott will be the featured artist at Gallery One in Grants Pass and will demonstrate her process for painting on silk on First Friday, July 7th, from 6-7pm.
Judy Elliott’s artwork relates to traditional painting. However, instead of painting on canvas, she uses dye and resist on silk, with an emphasis on wildlife and its preservation. Watch a demonstration of her work on July 7th, 6-7pm at Gallery One in Grants Pass.
“My inspiration for painting on silk is influenced by my experience while growing up in Hawaii with a family who appreciated art, music, exotic cultures and a love of nature, as well as my observations while hiking throughout Oregon. After reading countless articles about the perils of nature and it’s wildlife, I chose to express the urgency of man’s awareness and accountability for his role in this degradation. My work attempts to reflect this.
My work relates to traditional painting; instead of paint on canvas, I use dye and resist on silk. As I developed my imagery, I created my own technique as a pictorial expression. Usually, I focus on a particular area with endangered species as a subject matter, as in the ocean and its sea life, rivers and streams with wild birds and fish, Hawaiian wildlife or bees with wildflowers.
The beauty of our natural world and its preservation pleases my soul and inspires me to create.”