Amy Judd paints collections 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. Her upcoming collections are The Flora Collection and Exotic Familiars.
The Flora Collection
Amy’s latest work, the Flora Collection, is inspired by the Roman Goddess of the same name who has been depicted as a young beautiful woman surrounded by flowers throughout art history. She possessed the properties of fertility, the blossom of spring and renewal; these modern-day interpretations of Flora see almost statuesque figures with untraditional crisp white clothes and giant petals consuming their faces and heads becoming contemporary goddesses of beauty and blooms with just a hint of attitude.
The use of blush pinks and corals in the flowers is continued into the new Exotic Familiars paintings, a move towards a more tropical feel within the work. They depict monkeys as familiars, resting on the shoulders of their companions who seem to be at ease with each other, almost as if they are spiritually linked in some way. In these latest works, Amy continues her quest to capture a fleeting moment of silence that encapsulates the magical relationship between humans, nature, mythology and folklore. She crafts timeless images; depictions of women full of beauty and mystery that seamlessly merge the natural world with the female form in curious yet realistic portraits.