The month of June brings an exciting local artist’s work to the Davis Cemetery’s office walls. “Layers of images, color and texture” not only please the senses of her viewers, but inspires the feelings of spirituality and emotion with Judith Monroe’s work. By creating in several stages, she takes photographs of beautiful landscapes and colors them with a multitude of materials; sometimes colored pencils, acrylics, or watercolors. The results are not only awe-inspiring, but always a pleasure to admire. Her work has been featured at a number of different venues, including Tree Davis and the Blue Wing Gallery in Woodland and the Kennedy Art Center. She is deeply rooted in the celebration of nature, often using trees in many parts of her collection. She has her degree, earned at CSU Sacramento. Her beautiful works can be attributed to “falling in love with photography”, and is shown through the minute and meticulous details in every piece.
To see the show, please join us in the office at 820 Pole Line Road. The show is an entire month, spanning from June1st until the 30th, coinciding with the office’s hours of 9am – 3pm, Monday through Friday. The opening reception to meet-and-greet Judith Monroe will be held from 1pm to 4pm on June 13th, 2010. Our website is located at http://www.daviscemetery.org which houses our calendar of events.On
“Trees Along the River” b&w photos with mixed media on canvas, 30″x10″
Judith Monroe is a mixed media artist with a strong background in traditional and alternative process photographic techniques. She has incorporated mixed media into her photography for nearly twenty-five years; beginning in her college years, she traveled on a journey of independent study, constantly expanding her knowledge and gradually bringing more collage, writing, and drawing into her finished pieces.
The resulting landscape imagery is reminiscent of her personal journal pages, with dominating photos of trees that bleed into abstracted landscapes of color and texture; hidden treasures of text and sketches wait for the viewer to discover them. Her artwork consists of multiple layers of physical materials, which represent layers of meaning; beginning with black and white photographs that stand in for the physical world, Judith then adds layers of collage, color and text that represent the spiritual world, “giving our physical world meaning and substance.”
Sharing her joy of learning, Judith teaches beginning black and white film photography at Sierra College in Rocklin and mixed media techniques to private students in her studio in Sacramento’s art district.
Judith’s unique creative process has been featured in both local and national media. Her images have been published by Recycled Paper Greetings and in the international publication, The Best of Photography Annual. Her artwork can be found in California art galleries and has been popular at the Crocker Art Museum’s annual art auction as well as at numerous art festivals. Judith’s pieces are included in public and private collections throughout the U.S.
To learn more about Judith and her artwork, you can visit her website at www.judithmonroe.com.