Banish Bland. Create beautiful spaces with acrylic and mixed media art by Judith F Lochbrunner at StoneCoalStudio.
“Not your average garden” continues to be the theme woven through all my art pieces. Inspiration starts in the gardens and continues to the views framed by those spaces. I express that “something” whether it is unexpected, exciting or even amusing but certainly never bland or just average.
After many moves in several states, Judy has firmly settled in the mountains of Western Virginia.
Relocations demanded creativity and flexibility. Judy squeezed in each community’s art opportunities in between all the other demands of life. She enrolled in college art courses in Texas, studied at art an center in Vermont and attended classes and workshops with private teachers in Massachusetts. Judy focused at times on oil painting, printmaking, hand-built sculptures, watercolor and finally back to her first love: water media. While it was not exactly casein which she used as a teenager, Vera Dickerson directed her to acrylics soon after arriving in the Roanoke area.
Surrounding her home studio Judy has created and currently maintains several perennial and “pleasure” gardens as well as a large vegetable garden. A new-found love of plein air (outdoor) painting has combined her love of the outdoors with her love of painting. She truly appreciates that the landscape changes each day in beautiful ways to create endless artistic inspiration.