Judith is a Director of Swansea Print Workshop and these are a selection of original prints some of which have digital colours too.
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Judith Stroud was born in England and her early years were spent in Africa. She returned to Britain, completing a Fine Art degree at the West of England College of Art, Bristol, in 1967.
Here, the seeds were sown for a love of printmaking, with each new process leading to a boundless growth of ideas.
She moved to Wales in 1971 and pursued a career in teaching art. After retiring from this, she was able to develop her own work full-time.
She is a director of Swansea Print Workshop, and has exhibited widely in national and international exhibitions.
\'Printmaking provides both an inspiration in itself, and, together with drawing and collage, a satisfying means of expression. For me, each different process offers a new approach to my subject matter, and can lead to many contrasts and changes in scale.
Often I enjoy making prints simply for the beauty of the materials, with each medium I am using giving its particular character to the outcome. These abstract pieces grow from many different starting points which can include drawings, photography, and found objects, as well as my own imagination.
Living in Wales, the landscape has had a profound effect and is a never ending source of artistic nourishment. Other recurring themes in my figurative and smaller scale work include still life, and the wild flowers and herbs of Wales. I also enjoy working with texts and the challenge of developing images which resonate with the mood and atmosphere of the writing, rather than merely illustrate.\'
Some recent exhibitions:
Printmaker of the Month, (solo show), Wrexham Arts Centre 2008
Better Not Said, (two artist show), Oriel Lliw, Pontardawe 2008
Miniatures and More, (solo show), Taliesin Gallery, Swansea 2009
3 Printmakers, (3 artist show), Washington Gallery, Penarth 2010