CMP Judy Kilch

Creative Mind Podcast Episode 59: Judy Kilch – Beeswax Fine Artist

Judy Klich captures beauty in her paintings by showing details and scenery often missed by our busy lifestyles. Her work juxtaposes nature and geometry and displays the connection between the two.

It reflects her need for balance by contrasting elements and creating harmony at the same time. There is excitement and joy along with a peaceful presence in her work.

Judy’s process incorporates painting, drawing, collage, and photograph transfers creating an unexpected spontaneous flow of energy and endless possibilities. “I use a torch to heat each layer and manipulate the wax,” she explains. The beeswax adds a surreal quality of softness and translucency that complements the textural, organic elements.

“Unexpected things always happen when you are working with hot wax and fire. I learned to let go of the critical inner voice when something goes in a different direction and just embrace it.” says Klich.

Judy has a BS in Interior Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and is represented by Paul LeQuire and Company in Nashville, TN, River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, Lark, and Key Gallery, Charlotte, NC and The Studio Gallery in Grayton Beach, FL.

She has also participated in multiple juried shows since 2009 including Harding Academy Art Show, Brentwood Academy, and Lipscomb Academy art shows. She paints and teaches encaustic and watercolor in her home studio.

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