Multi-media artist Judy Kirtley will be a guest artist at The ARTery Gallery from June 8 through September 4.
An avid traveler, she and husband, Bill, have a residence in Shohola, PA. When the cold recedes and spring flowers are beginning to emerge, Kirtley again explores her Pike County neighborhood. She will be sharing her recent creations with friends, neighbors and visitors at the gallery for her three-month guest tenure.
Her artistic interests focus on portraiture and depicting people, in colorful, sometimes playful and abstracted settings. She fills her sketchbooks with spontaneous drawings of people while in NYC or in her travels and these drawings serve as inspiration for her studio paintings. Kirtley’s paintings, drawings, and photography have been exhibited and published throughout the United States and internationally.
She maintained a photography studio in New York City for 30 years, and was the official photographer for concerts and conventions, as well as a portraitist for actors, dancers, and musicians. She studied painting and drawing with celebrated artists through classes and intensive workshops at The Art Students League in NYC, and The Armory Art Center in Florida, as well as privately. Her vision is widely influenced by studying the development of art, primarily the 19th and 20th centuries.
The ARTery is a cooperative gallery, owned and operated by its artist members and located in the historic Forest Hall building at 210 Broad St. in Milford for 20 years. They present an ever changing and wide variety of fine art and fine craft by regional artists and host collaborations and exhibits with community organizations.
For information, log onto arterygallerymilford.com or call 570-409-1234.