|THE ARTISAN FAIR
Judy Filion creates mixed media art on canvas, birch panels and a variety of papers. "After 30 years of not following my passion to create I was introduced to Intuitive Painting. I have been hooked ever since! Painting encourages me to let go, to feel, to allow things to just happen. Not only is it something to help keep me busy but it is therapy as well, in a good mood it will even make me more happy, in a bad mood and it will always help me feel better"
When asked which item she has the most fun creating, Judy says, "I don't have one item but the part of the process I love is starting. I can really get lost in the process of developing the first layers, using my fingers and mark making. It is always fun being hands on (literally) and seeing how things progress. I do find that at different times certain images will appear. I'm inspired by Nature so butterflies, flowers, birds and dragonflies show up quite often. I've been pleased when images, faces and spirits appear!"
Judy lives ina one-bedroom apartment, so her dining room has become her studio. While creating, she sometimes listens to music. She finds the quiet to be nice as well. Judy is inspired by "the great outdoors" as well as other artists on social media.
When asked what's the most difficult part of the process, Judy says, "Finishing ... knowing when it's done. Also believing that you ARE good enough and someone will love your work." Memorable responses she's had to her work have been when others have referred to her as an artist and have given her constructive feedback.
When not creating, Judy walks her dog, Delilah, gardens, cooks, knits and works.You can buy her work at 110 Douro Street or from My Passion on Facebook. You can also meet her and buy her pieces at The Artisan Fair on Dec 9th, 2018 at the Evinrude Centre in Peterborough between 10 am and 2 pm.