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Judy Willoughby



A mixed media drawing of a knotted piece of cord. I particularly like this drawing.

Charcoal on Paper
70cm x 50cm



I find the wildness of the rugged coasts of Ireland, North Devon and Cornwall inspiring with the ever changing mood and pattern of the sea and paint directly from the landscape to fix the initial mood and feeling .They are finished or disarded later in the studio .

The colour in these paintings is strong and expressive and reflects my own feelings for nature and landscape. In contrast  am also attracted to intimate views of nature such as above the waterfall.


 My other work relates to personal narratives arising from the stuff of life. inspired by history, mythology and ancient art it is quite different to the landscape work that is painted from nature but imaginative and another side of m character.




My recent work is concerned with  landscape near to me and my feelings about it which i try to express in colour,light and marks.

I also make personal work around stories and life situations often using animals as a metaphor for human beings.






1968-70Birmingham School of Art Fine Art Dip AD (hons)
1970-71Leicester Polytechnic-Art Teachers Diploma (ATD)
1987-89University West of England, UWE-post extension studies- illustration
2007Collage commission for the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton.
2007Artworks for Fourwinds Resorts, Portugal
1994-2006Pictures for hotels,LHM and Alias group- The Ickworth, Fowey Hall, Moonfleet manor, Woolley Grange Hotel
2004Artist in residence at Dillington House, Somerset. Solo exhibition and artworks for house collection.
2002Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset Area Health Trust.Artworks for childrens ward
2001Painting for neonatal unit, MPH. A series of prints for Opthalmic Clinic
1999-2000Edith Morgan unit, Torbay Hospital, Devon.- Architectural paintings
2007Photographic collage commission for Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton
200836 miles-an exhibition of film and mixed media photography about the life of Dorothy Wordsworth at the brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Judy studied Fine Art at Birmingham and Bristol Art Schools. Her work is exhibited widely and she has completed many public and private commissions for site specific works in hospitals, schools and hotels.

Judy is also a printmaker and a member of The Royal Society of painter printmakers. Her work has recently been shown at the London Original Print Fair and the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.