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about me
judy jelsma
Acrylic on Canvas

I live at Port Macquarie and have been painting since 1985. My works include contemporary emotive landscapes, abstract works, still life, portraits and figurative studies.

I enjoy the richness and vibrancy of strong colour. My process of working is largely instinctive with no pre-conceived ideas initially of the finished result. Acrylic paint is the dominant medium used.  I use random marks and textures, layers of washes, collage, inks and charcoal. It is a process of trying something, assessing, editing or modifying, rejecting or accepting, then knowing when to stop.

Five years of Visual Arts studies at Southern Cross University and TAFE has convinced me that the best way to work is to paint in my own studio, thus developing my own individual style.


  1. 8 solo exhibitions, numerous group shows
  2. Art tutor for 12 years:  leisure classes, motivational workshops,
    Camp Creative
  3. Winner of numerous art awards - refer to NEWS for details

My works may be viewed at galleries including Weswal Gallery Tamworth, Butterflies Gallery Pokolbin, Sunset Gallery Port Macquarie, Masterpiece Gallery Port Macquarie, Blue Poles Gallery Byabarra



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