My name is Judy Jamrisko. I am proud to call myself a wife, a mom, a teacher (retired) and now an artist. I am a true believer of the clich’e “it is never to late to follow your dreams”, even if you are a late bloomer. I first started teaching when I was thirty-eight. I only began calling myself an artist in my sixties.
Art in one form or another has always been part of my life as long as I can remember. Mostly self-taught, with only a couple of basic art classes in high school and college, I have worked the past five years with artist/mentor Fred Holly. I worked with him first using Prisma colored pencils, which contain bees wax to allow blending and layering of colors, and now in acrylic paints.
Prisma pencils were new to me. I enjoy this medium, especially when my subjects are animals. However, when asked what type of artist I consider myself I generally call myself a landscape artist using acrylic paints. I am inspired by nature. Always looking for a good view, a gnarly tree, or a flowing stream. What a grand adventure this has been.