Judy Munro’s paintings, direct and intuitive, are bold, rich and beautifully textured explorations of the emotive qualities of color and light. Her landscapes and cityscapes, at first glance based in impressionism, incorporate an expressionistic edge that often moves into abstraction. The result is an astonishingly varied body of work that skillfully blends the viewpoints of all three genres.
“My landscapes are a combination of observation, imagination and “memory fragments”, bits and pieces of sights, sounds, smells and feelings experienced and remembered, a myriad of lasting impressions now translated, alla prima, into paint on a surface. I’m drawn to the way realism and abstraction merge in the landscape. Lines and edges are lost and found, horizontal and vertical grids dissolve into flowing color and then restructure, foreground and background shift and deep space becomes flat plane. Inevitably, at some point, the paint itself, it’s texture, color and form takes on a life of its own and becomes an equal partner in the landscape statement.”
Judy Munro, was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended New York’s Pratt Institute, on scholarship, for two years, returning home to complete her degree at Wayne State
University. After graduation she spent 35 years in the corporate world as a graphic designer, creative manager and creative director. In 2009 Munro recommitted herself
to her art and was given her first solo gallery show in 2011. A prolific artist, her paintings are in private and public collections across the U.S. and in Canada