A native of San Diego, Judy began her love of art while in undergrad and during her early business career. She relocated to Miami and completed her law degree at the University of Miami Law School, and continued painting while she served as a General Magistrate in Miami. She had the wonderful opportunity of being mentored by the late A.E. Backus in Ft. Pierce Fl. Her studio now is on the historic Bayou Teche, near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana; a perfect venue for wetland painting.