Dorset based Judy Tate has been drawn to soft pastels for a long time. She finds the versatility, immediacy and vibrancy hard to beat. Most recently the recurring theme is ‘leaves and layers’ – often initiated as an underpainting with monoprinting.
Her sketchbooks and travelogues are an ongoing source of inspiration.
Underlying all of her work is a love of colour and the excitement of seeing how far she can take it.
Studio based work (usually inspired by some form of organic form) is often of a more abstract nature.
Her Poundbury based studio work now seems to be combining the two branches of her work practice, with recurring motif ‘beyond’ and ‘behind’ often with paths going into infinity.
The range of her work can be seen on her website www.judytateartist.com
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Paintings selected for annual Pastel Society exhibition at Mall Galleries London
2012 – to date regular exhibitor at Gallery at 41 Corfe Castle
2020 – invited to become Associate Artist with Unison Pastels (producer of leading UK soft pastel brand)
2020 – interview and article for Pastel Journal magazine – worldwide distributed magazine about the world of soft pastels
2019 – wrote blog for Gail Sibley Canadian Pastel Hub
2018 – to date regular exhibitor at Gallery on the Square Dorchester
2019 – Art trail organiser for Open for Art including organisation of a trail of 19 studios, opening own studio in 2019 and planning and curation of Duchy of Cornwall Group Exhibition for 85 artists and sculptors.
2011 – 2016 – Trustee and Exhibitor of Purbeck Art Weeks
Regular workshops and demos at Art Societies – including New Forest, Chandlers Ford, Broadstone and Wareham, PEDAS Poole.
Regular workshops for small groups in Poundbury based studio (mixed media and pastels) – info on her website (www.judytateartist.com)