Judith T. Irwin

Judith T. Irwin is a visual artist. Her talents lie not only in the visual arts but also in the horticultural. She has a bachelor degree in from California Collage of the Arts, alumni 1996. For 20+ years she has freelanced as a fine maintenance gardener and aesthetic pruner. The combination of the being a visual artist and a horticulturalist have become the inspiration for her shadow paintings.
Artist Statement-
Natures shadows.
These paintings are a reflection of what nature and the sun can produce. Capturing a shadow is a race with time because the earth is always moving toward or away from the sun. Time has stopped moving in these paintings, a still projection of the botanical image. I may return to the same projected shadow for a few times at the same time of day to draw, redraw and photograph the shadow’s details and catch their moment in time.
Shadows captivate me. Why, you might ask? A shadow can be the perfect silhouette of a plant for only a few minutes before it becomes changes under the forever moving sun. I find my inspiration through daily observation of the green living world that surrounds me. Forever searching to capture a crisp delicate projection that inspires a painting, before the shadow becomes distorted by time.
The colors in each painting usually reference the colors of the plants or sometimes the environment around the plant is in.

Location and Contact Information

Participating Weekends
Both Weekends, June 1,2,8,9, 11am - 5pm
Artwork Price Range
Studio or Exhibition Space Address
2018 Virginia Street, Berkeley, CA, USA
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Accessibility Information
Not wheelchair accessible. Four steps up to get into the studio space.