About

I am a contemporary landscape painter, living and working in St. Albans,  Hertfordshire. 

As an artist, I am often asked the question “What inspires your work?” My paintings are a statement about the surfaces of landscapes, particularly those of New Zealand and Australia, so my artworks are abstracted from nature. They are personal responses to the visual forms, colours, textures, and atmospheres of the landscapes that I work in. 

I work in oils and cold wax medium, and also in acrylic and mixed media. 

I build several layers of paint, drawn marks, and add visual or physical textures in the form of organic shapes depicting landscape surfaces. This allows me to see what is working, so that I can expand and develop my ideas, eventually forming a visual dialogue. The emergence of previously hidden imagery and flashes of colour can be achieved by various methods,  scraping back, transparencies, solvent reductions, and other methods.  This is an exciting process and I enjoy the aspect of allowing the interaction of spontaneity and control, adding energy to the painting. I sometimes use photos for colour reference or small sketches for composition but generally rely on memory and emotional responses inspired by what I am referencing. 

As the painting develops, I take a more critical approach refining and resolving, while striving to keep the energy of the marks. I would like to think that my work evokes a human experience of the land, rather than its physical presence, which is my offering to the viewer. 

Biography

Judith Moule was born in London, and is a contemporary British landscape painter and printer.  She studied at the University Of Hertfordshire attained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree in Fine Art, before undertaking a Diploma Course in Personal Development in printing at West Herts College.   She  also studied the human form at the Prince of Wales Trust in London,  having taught in schools at both primary and secondary levels for some years,  she now teaches adults part-time.  Judith works from her studio in St. Albans and exhibits regularly.  Her work is held in private collections at home and abroad .

  • 2022
    • Hertford Art Society Open  
    • Kimpton Art Festival
    • Ayot St. Lawrence
    • Collective Art Gallery, St Albans
    • BTC Stevenage
  • 2021
    • HVAF Big Art Fair, Hitchen
    • HVAF Open Studio
    • Ayot St. Lawrence Open
  • 2019
    • HVAF Big Art Fair, Hitchen
    • HVAF Open Studio
    • Courtyard Arts Centre, Hertford
  • 2018
    • HVAF Big Art Fair, Hitchen
    • HVAF Open Studio
  • 2017
    • Espacio Gallery, London.  “Hidden Layers”
    • Ballymoor Group Project, City Island London
    • Courtyard Arts Centre, Hertford
    • Kimpton Arts Festival
    • Hertford Art Society Open
    • Ayot St. Lawrence Open
  • 2016
    • Espacio Gallery, London.  “Landmarks”
    • Meniers Gallery, London, National Society Printers Painters & Sculptors
    • Open Studios
    • Ayot St. Lawrence Open
    • Kimpton Arts Festival
    • Hertford Annual Open
    • Princess Helena College Art Festival, Hitchen
    • Courtyard Arts Centre Open, Hertford
    • St. Stephen Walbrook Church London, N.S
  • 2015
    • Ayot St. Lawrence Open
    • Kimpton Arts Festival
    • Hertford Annual Open
    • Nude Tin Gallery, St. Albans, Open Studios
  •  2014
    • Espacio Gallery, London, “Points of View”
  • 2013   Upstairs Gallery, Berkhampstead
  • 2006  
    • Digswell Art Trust
    • The Maynard Gallery
  • 2005   Artshed, Ware
  • 2004
    • The Boxmoor Gallery Stevenage
    • R.K. Burt, Union Street, London
    • Camden Graphics, St. Albans
  • 2003   The Place – Letchworth Arts Centre
  • 2002
    • Thomas Plunkett, Fine Art Gallery, St. Albans
    • University of Hertfordshire
    • Solo Exhibition Faber Munsell, Architects, St. Albans
  • 2001
    • St. Martin in the Fields London
    • The Margaret Harvey Gallery, St. Albans
  • 2022   Lady Lamming Award – Best Abstract Painting, Hertford
  • 2019   Highly commended at Courtyard Arts Centre
  • 2018   Art Van Go Sponsors Award – The Big Art Fair, Hitchen
  • 2012  The Stanborough Arts Award
  • 2010
    • Art Van Go Award – New Maynard Gallery
    • Lady Lamming Award – Best Abstract Print Award, Hertford
  • 2008   Art Van Go Award – New Maynard Gallery
  • 2007   Courtyard Arts Centre – Best Abstract
  • 2006   Margaret Harvey Open – St. Albans City & District Council Award