Judy Munro’s paintings, direct and intuitive, are bold, rich and beautifully textured explorations of the emotive qualities of color and light. Her landscapes and cityscapes, at first glance based in impressionism, incorporate an expressionistic edge that often moves into abstraction. The result is an astonishingly varied body of work that skillfully blends the viewpoints of all three genres.
“My paintings are a combination of observation, imagination and “memory fragments”, bits and pieces of sights, sounds, smells and feelings experienced and remembered, a myriad of lasting impressions now translated, alla prima, into paint on a surface. I’m drawn to the way realism and abstraction merge in the landscape. Lines and edges are lost and found, horizontal and vertical grids dissolve into flowing color and then restructure, foreground and background shift and deep space becomes flat plane. And at some point, the paint itself, it’s texture, color and form takes on a life of its own and becomes an equal partner in the landscape statement.”