Judy Wise

Judy Wise has worked as a printmaker, painter, writer, and teacher for more than four decades. Wise’s painting process is characterized by instinctive brush work and mark making, where layers of paint and line are built up, occasionally covered over, sometimes scraped away, or washed out entirely. “There is no method to my approach,” she says. “I paint chaos and then try to bring order to that chaos. Sometimes it works, often it does not. The process is trance-like; there is an implied trust that in imperfection I can endure and find beauty.”