by Judy Hodge
“I feel the constant movement that seethes under stillness. I try to capture a moment, the way it feels to be there, to walk right in. The way the air moves around, the trees, the rocks, the water – touches my skin, messes my hair. These paintings are my prayers. My work includes allegory, abstraction and movement, and I am a deep admirer of The Canadian Group of Seven.”
Emotional works and words that are accessible on multiple layers, Judy Hodge’s semi-abstracted landscapes are both familiar in content and provocative in meaning. Each piece will be accompanied by a selection of short verse poetry that invites a deeper relationship to a memory, a hope, or an experience.
After 25+ years as a creative director for advertising agencies in Orlando, Scottsdale, Boston and Buffalo, Hodge restarted painting again in 2014. In 2009, she worked with Academy Award winner Gerda Weissmann Klein, illustrating her book, “One Raspberry.” She was accepted as an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists in 2015 and won their Gold medal in 2017 and again in 2021. She served on the BSA Board from 2017 – 2019. Her works have been in several galleries, juried and solo exhibitions and are in private corporate and personal collections in the US and Japan