Judy Brown will represent BASNCR at a Botanical Art talk and demo at the National PenWomen conference on October 22 at 7:00 pm. The event is open to the public and will be held at the National League of American PenWomen headquarters near DuPont Circle, 1300 17th St NW, Washington, DC.
Judy didn’t start painting until after retirement as a biology teacher when she took a botanical art class at Brookside Gardens and fell in love with this art form. She continued her artistic studies at the Taos Institute of Arts, Brookside School of Art and Illustration and workshops with various national and internationally known artists. Judy served as the Botany instructor for the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration and taught many classes for the Brookside adult education program. In 2011, Judy was invited to teach two 30-hour classes in Botanical Art at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and traveled to France to teach a 2-week class to a group led by a former student. She currently teaches a 30-hour Botanical Art course for Prince George’s Community College.
Judy’s work has been shown in many juried exhibits including Brookside Gardens, Green Spring Garden, Strathmore Mansion, The Athenaeum, and solo exhibits at Art Partners Gallery in Clarksville and Brookside Gardens. Judy was the founding President of BASNCR in 2005.