The Artist: Judith (Judy) Shepelak
I enjoyed art as a child, but my real art training came from the American Academy of Art and Northern Illinois University were I completed a BFA in Graphic Design. I worked as a graphic designer in packaging for fifteen years before returning to school and completing a landscape design degree. After another decade as a landscape designer I dedicated myself to creating fine art, more specifically colored pencil and pastel artwork. Most of the time I work from a home studio in the Chicagoland area, but at times, especially in summer, I can be found in northern Michigan enjoying the great views of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and the surrounding vineyards and cherry orchards as I work.
JUDITH SHEPELAK FINE ART
ARTIST. CREATOR. CONTEMPLATOR.
A VISUAL JOURNEY IN COLORED PENCIL
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The world and our lives are a mixture of beauty, peace and chaos, and if we are lucky, contain some semblance of balance. I see my art as a visual and emotional journey illustrating these elements. My best work comprises a personal representation of the uneasiness and joy of my daily life constantly influenced by social concerns, political issues, family, great lines from song and literature and moments of beauty from nature.