My sculptured frames on mirrors or chair or as part of paintings are really a fusion of painting and sculpture. I believe that they defy categorization.
I use rare finds and eclectic troves from our collective past – toy dinosaurs and soldiers, collected shells from seaside family vacations and the silk flowers from grandma’s house. I use retro toys and keepsakes from our childhood memory box, things that your parents and mine put aside because they meant something to us when we were kids.
These small treasures are meticulously pulled together in a kind of arranged marriage that hopefully evokes in us those safe, reassuring memories of our childhood. When these sculptures follow the contours of a mirror, I am hoping that it evokes in us or forces us to reflect on those forgotten emotions.
To see more sculptures, please visit my Fine Art Gallery and my Studio Store!
Some pieces from my WANDERLUST collection are available at the Judith Liegeois Designs & Gallery at 363 12th Ave S. in Naples, Florida.
Judith Liegeois Designs offers design consulting services including space planning, lighting, color study, fabrics, upholstery, home styling and furniture design.
Judith and her team are masterful at helping anyone use natural decorations, artistic one-of-a-kind pieces, patterned pillows and accenting them with various tints and shades of blues and greens to transform your home into a coastal retreat.
Judith Liegeois Designs & Gallery is located at 363 12th Ave S, Naples, Florida
Phone: +1 239-430-6811
Artists’ studios are as varied as their art but they are always sacred places dedicated to creating. The studio can be a rented space, a back yard, a movable location that changes from time to time, a location under a willow by the pond, a corner room or a corner of the bedroom or – my re-purposed solarium.
I am lucky that my studio is in my home. Once my other life’s work is under control, I retreat to my studio, a re-purposed solarium, to execute my art. It’s my sanctuary where I can lose myself in my work.
It’s a light-filled space that brightens up my soul. All my supplies are close at hand. I have a place to hang up my inspirations and Carmen Rizzo’s electronic music to listen to.
I don’t have the luxury of time – or peace and quiet for that matter, so meditation for inspiration is not how it “comes to me” as it may for most artists!
Visualization is key for me. Before I begin a painting, I have to see it as a completely finished piece in my mind. I have established the subject, the layout, the colors and the size… I even sometimes see it hung in a particular setting or establishment. My visualization happens while I’m busy doing everyday mundane stuff. Then, when I can, I retreat to my studio.
I know it doesn’t sound very rock and roll, spiritual or romantically poetic – but it’s real.
To see more of my art, please visit my Fine Art Gallery . To buy my art, please visit my Studio Store.