038 JUDITH MARY OFFORD (Italia)
Hello , I am Judith Offord , a self taught ( with still a lot to learn ) artist . Looking back I consider myself a very lucky person . Firstly in having lived in two very different countries . I was born in Ipswich , England where I spent a happy childhood growing up in a loving family and with happy memories . I enjoyed above all playing outdoors , singing in the choir , poetry reading, acting ,reading, swimming and painting and holidays by the sea. I qualified as an Occupational Therapist and in my early twenties , met my Italian husband and moved to Italy. Here I have lived a very fullfilling and busy life with a growing family, my son and daughter and my work as a Fisiotherapist which I loved. Then in my fifty’s two important things came into my life : the first was when I began training as an Osteopath and whilst still working I studied , trained and qualified , what a wonderful job ! Secondly, by a chance encounter I discovered WATERCOLOUR , a whole new world opened up for me , a new expressive dimension which has become an evergrowing passion, The magic of the flowing pigment with water on paper enabled me to capture and interpret the power and beauty , the poetry and emotion of nature in the surrounding landscapes which have always enthralled me. Since then I have persevered and experimented , been guided by great watercolour artists in workshops such as Ilya Ibryaev , Thomas Schaller , Fernand Thienpondt , inspired by others such as Dario Percy Ccallo ,Muriel Buthier Chartrain, Anne Buckley ,and Mona Sloth amongst others. Since 2009 I have held Personal Exhibitions , taken part in Collective exhibitions , Art Contests, Biennals and Festivals in Italy and all over the world. Above all I have had the opportunity to meet wonderful people wherever my art has taken me and to connect in creativity and in friendship. Looking forwards , into the future I need many years still to be able to continue loving my grandchildren and to continue my watercolour journey.
Judy has held numerous solo exhibitions in the Marche; at Montecosaro, Amandola, Corridonia, Civitanova Marche, Mombaroccio, Marina di Altidona , Fermo and Porto San Giorgio: has partecipated in art contests and group exhibitions in the Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio e Puglia ; in the towns of Pesaro, Ancona, Fabriano, Ferrara, Genova , Amalfi, Spoleto, Cagliari , Urbino and abroad in Bratislava , Caudete , Alicante (Spagna), Tirana (Albania), Budapest (Ungheria), Karachi(Pakistan), Torres Vedras , Lisbona (Portogallo) , Delhi in India , Praga ( Republic Czech). Her watercolours can be found in private collections in London , in various parts of England, Bruxelles and Rome.
2019 Solo Exhibition ‘ Water’ , Spazio M Arte, Marina Di Altidona
2019 Selected for V Internacional New Techniques, Concepts and Developements in Watercolor Biennal 2019 Caudete ,Spagna
2019 Selected for ‘OlympiArt’- ‘ Geniuses of Watercolor’2019 Exhibition ,India
2019 Selected for Tirana International Watercolor Biennale 2019 ‘Albania Super’ IWS Albania
2019 Group Exhibition, ‘Disabil Art’ ,curatrice loredana Finichelli , Corridonia
2019 Group Exhibition‘Medioevo a Colori’, Corridonia 8Mc) a cura di Loredana Finichelli
2019 Selected for Italy to UrbinoIn Acquerello Festival 2019
2019 Artist in the First international Watercolor Dairy 2019, organizzato da IWS Hungary
2019 Painting Demo for InArte fabriano with Raffaele Ciccaleni , Fermo
2018 Solo Exhibition , ‘Views’ curato da Daniele Taddei, Lucia Spagnuolo, Lorenzo Fattori – Mombaroccio, Pu
2018 Solo Exhibition, “Al di là dei Sogni “curato da Loredana Finichelli, Officina , Corridonia
2018 Finalist in the International Watercolor Contest 2018, Esdé Galleria
2018 Selected for the 1st International Watercolour Festival IWS Czech Republic , Praga
2018 Selected for the International Watercolor Exhibition , Ukraine , Kharkiv .
2018 Selected for Image Age and Contemporary watercolor ,Western Watercolour Network Exhibition , online , China , as an artist from Italy
2017 Group exhibition ‘Urban Texture ‘ Spoleto , curata da Loredana Finichelli.
2017 Selected to take part in the 1V International New Techniques in Watercolour Biennial, Caudete ,Spagna.
2017 Selected from Italy to participate in the Biennale India IWSIB 2017
2017 2nd Prize at the Concorso D’Arte Premio Sigismondo Martini , Corridonia
2017 Invited to take part in Escamotage 1.0,- Experimental Exhibition del piccolo formato by Loredana Finichelli, Amalfi, sala Andrea Colavolpe
2017 Selected by IWS Portugal for the International Watercolour Festival , Torres Vedras , Lisbona.
2017 Selected to represent Italy by InArte in ‘FabrianoinAcquerello’ 2017
2017 Selected for the 2° Tirana International Watercolor Biennale , Vizart ,Albania
2017 Invited by Satura Art Gallery with 3 paintings to ArtExpo Genova
2016 Selezionata da InArte Fabriano per la Mostra itinerante Italy Pakistan Portugal
2016 Finalista Concorso D’Acquerello, Galleria Edsè, Cagliari
2016 Selezionata per 1st. International Watercolor Festival , Hungary
2016.Primo premio sez, Acquerello, Biennale D’Arte Visiva e Contemporanea , Anagni- Frosinone
2016 Selezionata per ‘FabrianoinAcquarello’ esposizione internazionale, Fabriano
2016 ‘Profilo D’Artista International’ pubblicazione e esposizione,Genova
2016 Selezionata per ‘Genova ArtExpo’ esposizione international d’Arte Contemporanea
2015 Selezionata per International Watercolor Biennale, Tirana. Albania.
2015 Primo premio ,exequo ‘Omaggio al Paesaggio’, Roccafluvione
2015 Selezionata per 6° Biennale di Genova ,Sature Art
2015 Selezionata per L’International Watercolour Contest , Fabriano.
2014 Selezionata per la mostra ‘Shorts’, Sassoferrato
2014 Selezionata per la Bienal de Caudete ‘Tecniche innovative d’acquerello’, Spagna
2014 Artista premiata – 19° Concorso Nazionale Arte Contemporanea, SatureArte, Genoa
2014 Premio Speciale della Giuria- Premio Città Montecosaro
2014 Premio per la pittura d’ Acquerello, Biennale Arte Visiva, Anagni/ Frosinone
2014 Mostra personale ‘Dono di Natura’ presso ‘La Gioconda’, Corridonia
2014 Mostra personale , Atelier Eleonora ,Porto San Giorgio
2013 Montecosaro – mostra personale nella sede storica
2013 Civitanova- Galleria D’Angolo -Mostra personale
2012 Biennale D’Arte Alatri,Anagni,Frosinone – premio della critica.
2012 Premio Internazionale d’Arte S.Crispino ,Porto S. Elpidio
2010 Mostra Personale ‘D’acqua, di Terra’, Caffè Letterario, Fermo.
2010 3° classificato Concorso Lorenzo Lotto. Monte San Giusto
2010 3° classificata Concorso ‘Premio Starart’, Sarnano
2009 Mostra Personale ‘English Impressions’- Atelier Eleonora, Porto S.Giorgio.
2009 Mostra personale ‘I Colori d’Autunno’- Montefalcone Appennini.
2009 Mostra Personale ‘Lo Spirito della Natura’ Sala Imperatori, Porto S Giorgio.
2009 2° classificato concorso ‘Un acquarello per la Marca’ Porto S.Giorgio.
International Watercolor Artists Handbook 2 , edited by K.Coralee Burch
Ponte VecchioPress, Dundee, NY.- 2015
Artists’s Profiles , curated by Mario Napoli , Satura Editore
Member of :- IWS – International Watercolor Society
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