The journey towards being an artist began in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, a steel-manufacturing town at the southern end of Lake Ontario.

Robbins did not have any formal training in art until graduation from Teacher’sCollege. She began taking evening classes in life drawing, watercolor painting and printmaking. Her passion for printmaking was a result of a “potato print” done as part of a teacher’s art curriculum. She pursued more challenging instruction at the Dundas Valley School of Art in Ontario under Eugene Ouchi, teacher and master printmaker, who taught Robbins the techniques of woodcut, etching and engraving.

After moving to the United States in 1976, she earned a degree in nursing but always held on to the dream of being an artist. In her spare time, while raising a child and after nursing shifts, she studied printmaking at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA, under Tom Lewis.

In 1997, Robbins returned to school full-time to earn a B.A. in Fine Art from AnnaMaria College in Paxton,MA. One of her oil paintings, “Rio Grande Morning” was selected from an alumni show to be in the permanent collection of the college.

Judy specializes in original collage, hand-printed linocuts and oil painting. Her oil paintings are realistic style and collages are an abstract and symbolic style. She incorporates in all of her work some representation of the iconic landscape and wildlife of the southwest.

Robbins has been a professional artist for over 20 years and has exhibited in galleries in Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. She has also been included in several juried shows. Her hand-pressed prints, oil paintings and mixed media works are in private collections in the United States, Canada and the U.K

 

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