Join us for a sneak peek into the life and work of Judy Moeller, Painter and Open Studio Tour Artist at location #2!
Creating art has always been a passion of mine. I studied Commercial Art and Design at Antonelli Institute of Art and Photography in York, Pa. After college I spent several years in advertising and drafting, both mechanical and architectural drawings, which included 2D renditions. I also work in our family business since 1987. In 2013, with my children grown, I began to study fine art with professional artists such as; Cody Delong, Patricia A. Griffin, Shelby Keefe and John MacDonald. They as well as many others have been most influential to my work and career.
Painting in oils is very rewarding for me. I relish how the paint forms and transforms when manipulated, in the texture and the richness of oil colors. While painting I am drawn to playing with colors and push the contrasts and vibrancy, to help bring subjects to life.
In my studio I enjoy painting from photographs. I have painted and studied watercolors for many years, but recently my preferred medium is oils. One beautiful day, good friends brought me out of my studio and introduced me to the world of Plein Air. In 2016, I attended the National Plein Air Conference in Tuscan Arizona, needless to say I was hooked. I have always looked for a reason to be out in nature but until then I never thought to combine painting with the outdoors. Plein air painting presents another level of challenges to the artist. Combining my love of nature with painting has opened up new worlds for me. Another passion I have is traveling.
While traveling, I have been able to combine it with nature and painting. Traveling across the United States, in my home state Pennsylvania, and into other countries has allowed me to meet wonderful people and observe new environments inspiring me to paint and share. I have always said, “The best job in life is to do what you love”. I love to paint, and share my experiences of a given moment. Capturing the brilliance of light and shadows with incredible colors is what I look to reproduce. I hope to encourage people to share their own experiences. When patrons view my work, my goal is that they can feel what I had experienced, and are as moved as much as I was.