• MEET THE ARTIST: JUDITH SUROWIEC

    Posted on March 14, 2014 by in Meet the Artist

    Birthday Flowers, acrylic, 20 x 20, 2013

    Where Happy Art Abounds

    Life comes in a lot of colors, and Artist Judith Surowiec knows how to capture the color HAPPY. Every canvas completed by this delightful painter, exudes joy and what it surely must be like to look through rose-colored glasses. Every cup is half-full and when only the best is expected, Judith never disappoints. Her ability to translate nature’s beauty to a prescribed dose of love on the end of a brush can be seen in every stroke of genius. Whether fields of flowers or blooming bouquets, this creative talent teaches us through her work, that nothing in nature is worth overlooking – or painting. Wherever you find Judith, you can see that this is the place where happy art abounds.

    Robin B loves having Judith’s work exhibited in the gallery because her work is so inviting – a true reflection of the artist and her colorful personality. In a one-on-one interview, Judith shares where she finds her own color HAPPY.

    RBG: Why did you decide to pursue ART as a profession?

    JS: Art was one thing I could do at home and still be a good mom to my 4 children.  It was at my first art show, at the Allentown Art Festival in Buffalo, NY that I sold my first paintings.  Hmmmm. I thought, I can do this.  I was off and running, as we moved from state to state and continued to take art classes everywhere we went.  I wanted to be the great painter and still do. 

    RBG: Who are you most influenced by as an artist and as a person?

    JS: On one of our moves to the Atlanta area, I took a class from Joseph Perrin, former head of the Art Dept. at Ga. State.  He taught me to take risks, be not afraid, find color, explore and “if you can’t draw a straight line, make an interesting crooked one”, etc.  I could go on and on.  He was my creative coach.  He brought out the best in each of his students, what a gift.

    RBG: What is your favorite color?

    JS: GREEN.  It is a sign of new growthand it’s compliment is red.  I love compliments. 

    RBG: What is your ultimate goal as an artist?

    JS: It would be wonderful if I could have my work in Atlanta’s High Museum.  Meanwhile, I want to produce art  that makes me blush, with its beauty. Once in a while, it happens.

    RBG: What is the most rewarding part of being an artist?

    JS: To make a difference in someone’s life .

    RBG: What advice would you give a young artist?

    JS: Don’t give up.  Things only happen when you go beyond that wall of “impossible”. Also, be smart.  Major in marketing and hone your skill.

    RBG: Who would you love to meet and what would you ask them?

    JS: I would love to meet David Hockney.  I would ask him if we could go out painting…lunch or dinner after, of course.

    RBG: Where would you love to live or travel?

    JS: I would love to live on a mountain .  I did once, and it was divine.  Well, the UPS man called it a mountain in Peekskill, NY.  I love “the new” in my travels.  This can be any place there is a bed, good food and room for my paint.