Painting - Painting
Each painting has a story. Since I haven't an immediate family, the whole world has become my home and each person I paint becomes my 'brother, father, sister, mother' . I become intimately involved with the person before me.
"My purpose for being alive is to paint and sculpt. My life did not begin until I lay at deaths door. A life and death experience at the age of thirty-three left me confined to a bed in the isolation ward of a hospital.
While the drugs to keep me alive poured into my veins, the colors began to pour forth from my soul onto the paper using a children's box of watercolors. The moment the colors touched the paper from my hands I knew my only purpose for being alive was to paint. With each stroke of the paintbrush my body, mind and spirit began to heal and set into motion the universal expressions of the beauty, joy and sorrow of living life. I am reminded that artists are the architects of heaven upon earth and without our visions, dreams and inspirations humankind would perish. The light force flowing from my paintbrush is not mine. I am the vessel, the mother from which the paintings are born and I give them freely as they were given to me to all that might view them as they make their way into our 'planetarian homes.' images ©copyright Judy Jones 1965