Artist Judy Black lives in Northeast Georgia but grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania. She has been drawing and painting since she was a small child and created her first oil painting at the age of eight. At age sixteen, she worked at a monogramming business. She created designs and logos for various merchandise.
She became a Registered Nurse, but she continued her artistic endeavors throughout the years. After her nursing career concluded, she resumed painting. She has studied with Lydia McCrary, Mark Chatov, Kevin Macpherson, and Roseta Santiago.
She is a member of the Blue Angel Painters, a studio of fine artists located in Gainesville, Georgia. She continues to paint with the group. She also paints with The Plein Air Fine Arts Association. Recently, she was commissioned by the Healan's- Head's Mill Historic Preservation Project to create before and after paintings to commemorate the restoration of the mill. She is a member of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, the Georgia Art League, the Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America, and the Plein Air Fine Arts Association.
Her beautiful oil paintings of landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and animals are the result of a lifetime of study and the pursuit of excellence. She is married to Dr. Wiley Black and lives in Gainesville, GA