Art/Print FAQ

What is your inspiration and process for making art 

When I make art I try to stay excited, hopeful and happy - this can be harder than it sounds! Over the years I’ve developed a process of allowing my work the freedom to evolve. This process inspires me to confront the challenges of art-making and helps me to stay engaged with the work from start to finish. The excitement, energy and happiness that I experience while working is something I hope transmits to you. My goals are to continue with a process that is more fun than eating a banana split, to advance my skills as an artist, and to make work that sparks connections with people.

How would you describe your work 

Following is a description of my work written by Dr. Mark L. Smith, UT art professor, founding co-director of Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas. I call him Dr. Art - but never to his face.

"Judy Paul creates dynamic paintings that are teeming with life. Her colorful, mixed-media works on panel are essentially about the joy of painting. The artist's delight in all the things paint can do is expressed in strokes, dabs, drips, and scumbles. Paul's subject matter is as diverse as her media--birds sit happily on their tree limbs, butterflies flutter about, and flowers and human figures wander through her imaginary environments. But there is more; much more. Also interwoven in the artist's densely layered pictorial spaces are ice cream cones, pastel dots, diagrams, scientific illustrations, and textual book fragments. This is a lot of stuff to manage but Paul holds it all together by anchoring the many parts in dominant patterns of lines or monumental life forms. Whether she is using acrylic paint, graphite, screen printing, collage, or all the above, Paul celebrates the process of making art and provides the viewer with thoughtful and visually exciting experiences."

What type of media do you use for your originals 

My original art work is mixed media on birch panel. The mix in the media includes acrylic paint, pencil, collage, and screen printing, among other things. The panel is 1/8" Baltic birch with a 2" thick cradle made of baltic birch plywood on the edge. The panels are made by my husband, Barry Books. He's handy that way.

Original Painting -  Connections 1 - this photo makes me want to go clean my fireplace.

Connections 1 showing the cradled edge, no framing required.

What is your printing process 

I make my own prints using an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer. I start by taking a high-resolution digital image of the original artwork. I fine-tune it to match the original in Adobe Photoshop. The results are a reproduction with incredibly accurate replication of color and detail.

What type of prints are these, do they need to be framed 

My canvas prints are reproductions printed in my studio with an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer. The gallery wrap edges make them ready to hang without framing. Here are some examples:

Small 12x12" canvas print:  (10x15" also an option, depending on orientation)

Double Dip

Medium 24x16" canvas print:  (20x20" also an option, depending on orientation)

Love Bear 1

Large 30x30" canvas print:  (24x36" also an option, depending on orientation)

Rain

All canvas prints have gallery-wrapped, mirrored edges.

Each canvas print is ready to hang and signed by me.

 

If you'd prefer a different size print or loose prints that can be matted and framed - just ask me.

Do you offer a standard smaller print options 

I offer poster prints on 13x19" paper. The image is 10x10" or 10x15", depending on orientation. This leaves room for matting and framing.

Poster print, signed by me on the front:

Rope Trick

Or, if you want something small and ready to hang, you might like a mini-print! 5x5" or 4x6" prints mounted on wood. 

Mini-print, signed by me on the back, ready to hang: