Painter Judy Buxton draws inspiration from the surrounding landscape of her home on Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula, and from her love of horses. Her large, painterly canvasses have a strong, physical presence and are defined by her bold and vigorous use of paint, applied predominantly with a palette knife, each stroke defining something crucial in the composition and balance of the work.
Judy Buxton was born in Sydney, Australia in 1961. She studied at Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall, and received a First-Class BA Honors degree in Fine Art. She was subsequently awarded a bursary to study at the Royal Academy Schools in London, where she was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art Painting. In 1995, Judy moved permanently to Cornwall, where she established her home and studio. She has received numerous awards, including the David Murray Travel Scholarship and the prestigious Sir Cyril Sweet Prize, for which she received the Freedom of the City of London. Other prizes include the Royal Watercolour Prize, the First Prize Gold Medal at The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, and The Hunting Art Prize.