Donaghy, Judith

Donaghy, Judith

Born in Frodsham, Cheshire, Judith originally trained as a textile designer but later changed to fine art. Painting mostly in oil, her pictures are a reflection or direct response to the places she has visited.

Her subject matter is usually landscape or coastal scenes. Inspired by the Cheshire countryside, the coast or holidays abroad. She makes small sketches on site, which are later used as a starting point for paintings created in the studio. She uses a combination of colour and design to create mood and atmosphere and the finished result is usually semi-abstract or occasionally of a completely abstract nature. It is not unusual for her to have several pieces of work in various stages of completion as the method of painting employed requires a certain amount of layering, which can be done only when the paint is sufficiently dry.

In 2006 she was fortunate to be among the artists selected by the BBC to paint a picture of Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester for a BBC art programme.

Her work is in collections as far afield as France and America and is exhibited in Cheshire, Cumbria and Wales.

A feature on Judiths work was published in the December 2010 issue of Art of England magazine.