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Photo: Judy Wood



Series Spotlight

Riding Lessons for Artists

Equestrian Artist Judy Wood's Inspiration and Wisdom for Artists


Judy WoodJudy Wood is a career artist, based in the Canadian prairies. In past years she has worked in a variety of media, from batik to stained glass and glass mosaic, but photography remained a constant in the background of her artistic endeavors.

With the artistic freedom and image control allowed by the age of digital SLR photography and computer image processing, Judy's art life has now been taken over by image capture and manipulation. Her current work is photo based, and ranges from art photography of various subject matter through to one of a kind mixed media works with photo elements.

Another ongoing love that has found a new expression in the computer age is Judy's enjoyment of writing. With the creation of her photo blog in 2008, she discovered a satisfying way to combine her photo images with text about her lifestyle as an art photographer, focusing on her prairie lifestyle and her everyday experiences with horses, nature, and art photography.

Judy's blog is at judywoodartphotography.blogspot.com and her website is www.judywoodartphotography.com.


Interview with Artist and Photographer Judy Wood

Judy discusses her passion for art and photography, love of horses (as an artist and rider), and how she deals with the slow spells in her creative life in this inspiring interview.


Riding Lessons for Artists Series Introduction

What can riding and riding lessons possibly have to do with being an artist?


Forging a New Path in Art and Life

Forging a new path in life and art by asking, "Why not?"


It's (Almost) Never Too Late

Learning from Grandma Moses: It's never too late to be an artist.


The Basics are Basic

Even if you have a "gift", you still have to work hard to realize your potential.


How Do We Learn and From Whom?

Choosing instructors, being self-taught, and learning how-to by researching subjects on your own.


Community

The important learning value in communities, sharing experiences, and tribe togetherness.


Where am I, and where am I going?

For some, art/riding are simple recreational pursuits, an accomplishment to work at, and a diversion from everyday life.


Mirror, Mirror: The Value in Reflection

One of the useful tools we can employ in both art and riding is the mirror.


Showtime

Do your homework before you decide on a particular show or venue. It is important to know ahead of time how or if you will fit in with the show you are considering.


Equestrian and Artist Judy Wood

Judy WoodJudy Wood is a Canadian art photographer whose images and writings are shaped by her prairie based lifestyle as an artist, photographer, writer and horse person. ...


Judy Wood Artist Interview
A passion for art and photography.


Riding Lessons for Artists Introduction
What can riding and riding lessons possibly have to do with being an artist?


Forging a New Path in Art and Life
Forging a new path in life and art by asking, "Why not?"


It's (Almost) Never Too Late
Learning from Grandma Moses: It's never too late to be an artist.


The Basics are Basic
Even if you have a "gift", you still have to work hard to realize your potential.


How Do We Learn and From Whom?
Choosing instructors, being self-taught, and learning how-to by researching subjects on your own.


The Important Learning Value in Community
Sharing experiences and tribe togetherness.


Purpose: Where am I, and where am I going?
For some, art/riding are simple recreational pursuits, an accomplishment to work at, and a diversion from everyday life.


Mirror, Mirror: The Value in Reflection
One of the useful tools we can employ in both art and riding is the mirror.


Showtime: Making Your Exhibition a Positive Experience
Do your homework before you decide on a particular show or venue. It is important to know ahead of time how or if you will fit in with the show you are considering.


Photo: Judy Wood