About the Artist

To create joy, love and peace
With brush, paint and paper
For mind, body and spirit.
                   -Judy Templeton

Judy Templeton spent most of her life in northern BC. She is largely self-taught but has taken workshops from well-known watercolour artists such as Jeanne Carbonetti, Barbara Nechis and Linda Kemp.

Judy’s work consists of watercolours and many types of printmaking, such as collagraph, dry point, cyanotype, linocut, and mono-prints. The watercolours are often described as peaceful meditative and serene. The collagraphs are seen as delicate, organic and natural. In contrast, the mono prints and linocuts are bold and vibrant. Judy’s work is mostly abstract or non-representational.

Judy draws her inspiration from within and from the beauty around her, particularly patterns, shapes and shadows. Curiosity and experimentation are also fundamental in her creations. Judy also loves using found items from nature in her printmaking.

She has won many awards for both her watercolours and her prints and has been an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 2011.

Judy has had her work in exhibitions at Gallery Vertigo, Vernon BC, Peace Gallery North, Fort St John BC, Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Dawson Creek BC.  Centre for Creative Arts, Grande Prairie AB, Beaverlodge and Area Cultural Centre, Beaverlodge AB and Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC.

Spring, Stencil mono-print, Fort St John Hospital, 2013
Delectable, Collagraph, Fort St John Community Arts Council, 2014

She is retired and currently resides in Vernon, B.C.