Worcestershire artist, Judith Grassi original paintings on canvasBorn in Lancashire, I now live and work in Worcestershire. I trained at Rochdale College of Art where I completed an art foundation course and then at the Faculty of Art and Design at Wolverhampton where I specialised in fine art.

I have wanted to paint and draw for as long as I can remember and was always encouraged as a child, coming from an extended family who were art lovers, painters, illustrators and woodcarvers in their free time.

Worcestershire artist, Judith Grassi original paintings on canvas

My work is inspired by nature in all its forms; from a close-up of a flower petal to the birds in my garden.

The ‘Flower’ series of paintings features close-range images on dark backgrounds which emphasise their energy and strength.

I am fascinated by the activity of garden birds, observing their diligence and hard work has inspired my later work.

I have become interested in the symbolism of things and have incorporated these references into my paintings using the written word and decorative backgrounds. The introduction of a gold background is a way of raising the status of the subject matter

My architectural paintings include Witley Court in Worcestershire and Houghton House in Bedfordshire. These paintings feature the powerful contrast of a dark backdrop with the lighter, more distant image viewed through archways and windows, which almost becomes a painting within a painting.

 

Worcestershire artist, Judith Grassi original paintings on canvas

Worcestershire artist, Judith Grassi original paintings on canvas

 

All paintings are acrylic on canvas and are strung, ready to hang.

Please contact me if you are interested in any of the paintings
mail@judithgrassi.co.uk