Judy Schrader - Biography
My husband Terry and I live in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest in rural Pennsylvania. We have two grown children; Terry Jr. and Kristi Dawn, and a grandson Hunter, of whom they are very proud.
I began painting in 1978. Oil is my favorite medium although I work with acrylic, colored pencil and mixed media. I think that every painting is a learning experience and hopefully can grow from each one.
I have always loved to draw and credit my artistic gift to her grandfather, Ernest Albaugh. An artist most of his life, he was self-taught and enjoyed giving paintings to his family and friends. As a child I would take my drawings to my grandfather so he could help me with my work.
My favorite subjects to paint are animals. I love bringing my canvas to life through the eyes and personality of the subjects I paint. I enjoy painting wildlife, pet portraits, farm animals and country scenes. Living in the country, I have access to beautiful scenery and animals. The streams, trees, meadows, domestic and wild animals are such an inspiration for painting. I take my camera when I go for hikes in the woods; you never know what kind of animal you may see. I have paintings with clients worldwide, throughout the USA, Europe, Australia, Mexico and Canada.
My top award winnings from newest to oldest are as follows:
past exhibits have been in many national and regional juried and
invitational shows including the Ciel Gallery's 2016 Back to the Garden
Art Show in NC, 25th International Miniature Art Show at the Seaside
Gallery in Nagg's Head, NC, the Snow Goose Gallery's Art of Miniature
Art Society of Florida’s 2015 Annual International Miniature Art Show,
The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington,
DC’s 2014 International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, the Roger
Tory Peterson’s "Nature Art Festival", Jamestown, NY, “PA
Waterfowl Management Art Contest”, Pymatuning, PA, "Images
Regional Art Show", State College, PA, "Wilson Gallery Art
Show", NJ, "HTA National Art Show", KY, the "2005
Nature Art International Member’s Show", Chesterton, IN., the
Potomac Art Show in WV, the Great Lakes “Small Works” Exhibit in
Ypsilanti, MI, and the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental
Education Center Show in Basking Ridge, NJ, and many years in the
Kentucky’s National Wildlife Art Exhibit.
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Site last updated April 2016