A few years back I saw one of Judy’s works for the first time – “Metamorphosis”. The painting shows the mysterious change of one quirky, slim, black indigenous person into a not less graceful emu bird – while dancing. I was so fascinated by the idea and the simple but striking execution of the artwork.
Since then, I have followed Judy and her work, and this year, we are very proud to have her on board as one of our artists.
The Life of Judy Prosser
Judy Prosser was born in 1952 in Western Australia. Her artistic career began at the very early age of 6 when she spent afternoons after school drawing pictures in chalk on the school’s blackboard where her father was a schoolteacher. Encouraged by him to draw, she filled sketchbooks throughout her childhood and teens, with drawings mostly of animals, especially horses, her passion.
After studying art for three years and attaining a Diploma in Fine Art at the Claremont School of Art in Perth, Western Australia, in 1978, she headed north to the Kimberley, W.A., and on to Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. In the north of Australia, she discovered all the subjects of her dreams; wetlands, rivers, and billabongs full of crocodiles, waterbirds, and wildlife, and a vast and changing wild landscape.
Judy spends several months of the year “out bush” with her husband, Tom, trekking with him and his camel team along the Fitzroy River and into the Great Sandy Desert, and camels have become a new passion for her with many camel paintings resulting from their safaris. A lifetime passion of hers is horses; she has several on her outback station.
Judy has had many Exhibitions, and her work is represented overseas and in Collections. Over the years, she won several Awards and Prizes, and her paintings are exhibited in several Australian galleries.
Judy works from her home, Udialla, an outback station in the heart of the Kimberley.
Judy Prosser Paintings and Prints
From the first collection of original paintings we only have one left “Pelican Dancer”. We expect more to come in later in the year. Meanwhile, we have the full collection of prints available.