I am fascinated with the play of light in nature, and in man’s created environment, ever changing and refocusing one’s attention. I strive to capture this fleeting reality in my work, and to impart my emotional reaction to it.
I have traveled and painted on location in France, Italy, Spain, and several areas of the US. I do small works on site, recording the essence of the scene--the light, color, and atmosphere. I refer to these paintings, and to the photographs I have taken, when working on larger pieces in the studio. I am pleased when people express a feeling of 'being there' when viewing my work.
In this fast-paced age I hope my paintings will help viewers focus a little more carefully and enjoy a little more. - Judy Crane