“The Eclectic Foxx” by Judy Foxx
Jul 7, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017
Exhibitions & Films
Growing up in McDowell County, West Virginia, Judy was encouraged by family and friends to pursue her creative talents. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia State College with a BS in Art Education and studied with Stan Sporney and Robert Hutton for her Master of Art degree from Marshall University. Her visits to several European galleries for up close studies of the "Old Masters" works has quickened a desire for quality and purpose in each artwork she completes.
For twenty-five years Judy made a career of teaching art in public schools at all age levels in Boone County and at Southern West Virginia Community College. At the Elementary and Middle School levels she witnessed several situations where children were being abused in their own homes. Those incidents, combined with a graduate thesis on Social Realism, helped her understand that she was somewhat of a Social Realist, often showing bittersweet truth through her paintings and drawings, i.e., broken crayons, disheveled toys.
Rustic barns, cherished antiques and children's toys are a few of the subjects found in Judy's art, but she occasionally focuses on creative design in the form of non-objective art, finding both intensely gratifying methods of artistic expression.
Judy has worked as set designer and make-up artist for Appalachian Community Theater and as lighting coordinator for S.T.A.G.E., a Boone County Schools' theater group. She is a member of Tamarack, Allied Artists and Gallery Eleven. Her work can be found in various private and business collections in several states.