Blue Jay Girl Blue Jay Stowaway Elegant Petals Celestial Light Catcher Butterfly Hymn Fall and Flourish Catch my Breath Final Fitting Wall of feathers

Amy Judd

‘Beautifully Obscure’ sees Amy’s signature female figures writ huge in oil on canvas, transformed into Amazonian goddesses obscured by, enveloped in and armed with gigantic, voluptuous blooms. 

Taking as her starting point inspiration from the Roman goddess Flora – the Sabine-derived divinity of flowers and symbol of nature, fertility, sex and youth – Amy’s paintings signal a contemporary reimagining and revision of traditional mythology, placing the female form at their core.

In these bold works the fragile, blousy beauty of the flowers turn to surreal and sculptural works of art. The petals become suits of armour, helmets, masks and headdresses, while the women they cover stand tall as true viragoes - monuments to female strength, stillness, power and beauty.

Robed in crisp white clothes, at once modern and timeless, these are not conventional, yielding Muses. 

Says Amy: “The attitude of their body language is of today. They are less gentle, less objectified than the conventional paintings of myths.” Strong and assured, they are multi-faceted; they may be vulnerable or powerful, whimsical or smoulderingly sensual. 

Amy Judd paints collection's of sensitive silent moments; some full of whimsical intrigue, others more surreal and seductive. These paintings draw inspiration from the enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and nature found in traditional mythologies and folklores.

The composition, light and positioning of the subject, creates curious images, which conjure up new “mythological” narratives or creatures within the paintings. A recurring theme is the use of Feathers as armour, and birds as familiars. The more surreal nude compositions are bold and strong, the feathers allude to strength, flight and bravery, rather than fragility.

 

 

 

Pricelist

WONDERING WARRIOR

Oil on canvas, 89 x 89cm, SOLD

BLUE JAY GIRL

Oil on canvas, 127 x 102cm, POA

BLUE JAY STOWAWAY

Oil on canvas, 102 x 89cm, POA

ELEGANT PETALS

Oil on canvas, 127 x 102cm, SOLD

BUTTERFLY HYMN

Oil on canvas, 127 x 102cm, SOLD

CELESTIAL LIGHT CATCHER

Oil on canvas, 102 x76cm, POA

FALL AND FLOURISH

Oil on canvas, 127 x 152cm, SOLD

CATCH MY BREATH

Oil on canvas, 76 x 76cm, POA

FINAL FITTING

Oil on canvas, 203 x 127, POA

WALL OF FEATHERS

Oil on canvas, 102 x 76cm, POA

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