Her first ever solo exhibition, Judith Donaghy will be displaying some of her fine work at Collect Art on Friday 19th November. Donaghy has some fantastic pieces, prominently country coastal landscapes of Northern England, Cornwall and the North coast of Wales, which really boast the beauty of British landscapes. Beginning at 6:30pm, there will be the usual canapés served and Judith will be there on the night to talk about her work.
Born in Frodsham, Cheshire, Judith originally trained as a textile designer but later changed to fine art.
Painting mostly in oil, her pictures are a reflection or direct response to the places she has visited.
Her subject matter is usually landscape or coastal scenes, inspired by the Cheshire countryside, the coast or holidays abroad. She makes small sketches on site, which are later used as a starting point for paintings created in the studio. By using a combination of colour and design, Donaghy is able to create mood and atmosphere and the finished result is usually semi-abstract or occasionally of a completely abstract nature. It is not unusual for her to have several pieces of work in various stages of completion as the method of painting employed requires a certain amount of layering, which can be done only when the paint is sufficiently dry.
In 2006 she was fortunate to be among the artists selected by the BBC to paint a picture of Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, alongside Rolf Harris for one of the “Rolf on Art” programmes on BBC 1.
Donaghy’s work can be found in collections as far afield as France and America and is exhibited in Cheshire, Cumbria and Wales. A feature on her work is published in the December 2010 issue of “Art of England” magazine out now.