Judy Tate


Judy lived in Sicily for many years but now lives and paints in Corfe Castle. Her work captures the beauty and drama of the castle and the stunning coast and countryside of the Isle of Purbeck but her sketchbook goes with her wherever she travels and she loves painting ‘en plain air’ whether it is on her doorstep or further afield.

These paintings, either in oil or, if weather permits, pastel , enable Judy to absorb the scene in front of her in all it’s subtleties – colour , light and tone . This way of working can then stimulate a less representational but often more expressive approach in the studio where the mood and atmosphere of the scene become more important than true representation – generally this work involves mixed media – whether it be watercolour, inks, pastel, acrylic and collage – the tools used dependant on which combination is best suited to what is in her ‘ mind’s eye’.

Her style is both evolving and eclectic but if sent to a desert island with only one medium allowed her choice would be soft pastels.

Recently Judy has exhibited in both the Pastel Society and Society of Women Artists Exhibitions in the Mall Galleries in London.

Her work is in private collections both here and abroad.