Judy Jacobs

Joined Artfinder: May 2015

Artworks for sale: 167

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About Judy Jacobs

  • Biography

    Painting is not only a passion for me - it's how I make my living!  

    My mediums of choice are acrylics and oil paints, and occasionally mixed-media elements for added texture and interest.  

    I'm often inspired to paint after a walk around the neighborhood or a visit to the beach, my happy place.  Afterwards, I head to the studio and start each painting with a layer or two of gesso, then add pencil or charcoal marks to prepare the surface.  And the process begins.....sometimes I sketch a design onto the substrate and other times I let the design magically appear as I continue adding paint to the canvas.  

    People ask what I think about when I paint, and to be honest I don't really know.  I don't listen to music and I generally paint in silence. I prefer an intuitive approach to a calculated one but each painting contains a bit of both.

    This dance with the brush and canvas continues until I "hear" a phrase or a word in my mind.  Here, the title is born and the painting stops.  

    I let the finished piece sit for a few days as I continually look at it to make sure it's really done.  Occasionally I add something but normally it's just a wind-down period before I put the final coats of varnish on and sign the piece.  

    Done.




     










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  • Education

    1988 - 1990

    American River Collage

  • Awards

    2012

    Top 10 Artist Award for internation abstract art competition hosted by Abstract Artists Gallery

    "Top 10 Artist Award" for "Unique Exploration" for my painting titled "City Celebration" - acrylic on 36" x 60" canvas

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    2010

    People's Choice Award

    Crowd favorite for the 2010 "Art Fiesta" show in Sacramento, CA
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Forty Fridas

    Dates: July 1, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016

    Venue: Transmission gallery, Glasgow

    Forty artists exhibit their creations inspired by Frida Kahlo. I will be exhibiting a mixed media piece consisting of fused glass, painting and found objects.

    Event: See It With Words

    Dates: June 9, 2016 - July 5, 2016

    Venue: ArtHouse, 1021 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

    Writers and artists, Michele Andres and myself team up for a solo show in the popular ArtHouse on R Street Gallery in Sacramento, CA. Acrylic paints, poetry and written musings on canvas.

    Event: Coming Abstractions

    Dates: April 25, 2016 - July 25, 2016

    Venue: City Hall Building, 250 E L St, Benicia, CA 94510

    24 abstract paintings will be hung in the City Hall building in Benicia, California for a solo exhibit beginning 4-25-16 through 7-25-16. The venue is located at 250 E L St, Benicia, CA 94510

    Event: Tiny Houses

    Dates: Dec. 4, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

    Venue: FE Gallery, 1100 65th Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

    Group show with five other California artists at the awesome FE Gallery in Sacramento, CA. I'll be displaying a new series of acrylic paintings, and some encaustics and fused glass pieces.

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Education

1988 - 1990

American River Collage


Awards

2012

Top 10 Artist Award for internation abstract art competition hosted by Abstract Artists Gallery

"Top 10 Artist Award" for "Unique Exploration" for my painting titled "City Celebration" - acrylic on 36" x 60" canvas

Show more awards Hide

2010

People's Choice Award

Crowd favorite for the 2010 "Art Fiesta" show in Sacramento, CA

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Forty Fridas

Dates: July 1, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016

Venue: Transmission gallery, Glasgow

Forty artists exhibit their creations inspired by Frida Kahlo. I will be exhibiting a mixed media piece consisting of fused glass, painting and found objects.

Event: See It With Words

Dates: June 9, 2016 - July 5, 2016

Venue: ArtHouse, 1021 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Writers and artists, Michele Andres and myself team up for a solo show in the popular ArtHouse on R Street Gallery in Sacramento, CA. Acrylic paints, poetry and written musings on canvas.

Event: Coming Abstractions

Dates: April 25, 2016 - July 25, 2016

Venue: City Hall Building, 250 E L St, Benicia, CA 94510

24 abstract paintings will be hung in the City Hall building in Benicia, California for a solo exhibit beginning 4-25-16 through 7-25-16. The venue is located at 250 E L St, Benicia, CA 94510

Event: Tiny Houses

Dates: Dec. 4, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

Venue: FE Gallery, 1100 65th Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

Group show with five other California artists at the awesome FE Gallery in Sacramento, CA. I'll be displaying a new series of acrylic paintings, and some encaustics and fused glass pieces.

Biography


Painting is not only a passion for me - it's how I make my living!  

My mediums of choice are acrylics and oil paints, and occasionally mixed-media elements for added texture and interest.  

I'm often inspired to paint after a walk around the neighborhood or a visit to the beach, my happy place.  Afterwards, I head to the studio and start each painting with a layer or two of gesso, then add pencil or charcoal marks to prepare the surface.  And the process begins.....sometimes I sketch a design onto the substrate and other times I let the design magically appear as I continue adding paint to the canvas.  

People ask what I think about when I paint, and to be honest I don't really know.  I don't listen to music and I generally paint in silence. I prefer an intuitive approach to a calculated one but each painting contains a bit of both.

This dance with the brush and canvas continues until I "hear" a phrase or a word in my mind.  Here, the title is born and the painting stops.  

I let the finished piece sit for a few days as I continually look at it to make sure it's really done.  Occasionally I add something but normally it's just a wind-down period before I put the final coats of varnish on and sign the piece.  

Done.




 










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