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JUDITH I BRIDGLAND

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MY BLOG
Just click here if you'd like to read my blog about new paintings, exhibitions, life in the studio and art in general.
WANT TO GET IN TOUCH?
To contact me, drop a line to judith.i.bridgland@gmail.com
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WHERE TO SEE MY PAINTINGS

ART FAIRS

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR BRISTOL

Lime Tree Gallery, Stand E9, 9-11 September

View the paintings HERE

Big Clouds, Rhossili Bay (Acrylic, 8 x 8)

Exhibiting with the Lime Tree Gallery. A very special selection of my work for this fair, which will exclusively showcase a new set of beautiful little canvasses of scenes of the Gower peninsula.

See the full set and read more about the little Welsh paintings HERE and HERE

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Pink and Yellow Flowers, Bracelet Bay (Acrylic, 8 x 8)

For more information on visiting the Affordable Art Fair Bristol, please click HERE



COMING SOON

SOLO SHOW, LEMOND GALLERY

Preview Saturday 17th September

Dog Roses, Penrith (Oil linen, 12 x 12)

For one week only! A solo exhibition with a difference, as it includes the opportunity to see a range of my work that is rarely seen. As well as landscapes in oils, this special show will feature a beautiful selection of life drawings and figure studies in pastel, as well as prints and watercolours. Something for everyone, so not to be missed!

Contact me for a catalogue and an invite to the show, which is at the Lemond Gallery, 4 Thorn Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61.

Sheep in Fields, Lake District (Oil on linen, 12 x 12)

Claire, Leaning on Left Arm (Pastel, 15 x 11)


BUZZ

"Colour is her thing." Read the tweet and see the painting HERE.

Kieran Hughes @kieranhughes77

"Judith Bridgland’s paintings hit me like a kick in the stomach, which doesn’t sound good, but does at least express a little bit of the punch which someone who handles paint like it springs from the tips of their fingers can give to a viewer through the experience of looking at their work. I am not a great lover of thickly applied paint generally, but when its done like this…I love it."
London Art Fair 2012, Jenny Meehan Contemporary Artist blog

"Judith I Bridgland's Eastbourne Pier won the Royal Glasgow Institute's House For An Art Lover Prize in 2009. The resulting exhibition, a mix of subject matter and media "stemming from a love of colour and texture", is rooted in the genesis of that evocative oil. It's a snapshot of Bridgland's working process, her trademark vibrancy and textural dexterity worked out in a considerable variety of media and methods, from acrylics to procion dyes, screen prints to charcoals, organic matter and textiles. "Exploring texture and pattern through other media is a very useful starting point," says Bridgland. "Everything can be used to create art." If her Eastbourne subject matter stems from childhood familiarity, elsewhere there are colour-drenched acrylics of London and meaty oils of coastal Suffolk, including some fine, atmospheric and almost - but not quite - monochromatic renditions of Walberswick landing stages."
Sarah Urwin Jones, The Herald, Saturday 14 May 2011

"...love the thick, textured, expression-filled paintwork"
The Art Curator blog

"Working in oils, bold, vigorous rhythmical strokes of impasto paint reflect nature’s contrasts and harmonies. The ever-changing light illuminates fields, mountains, hedgerows and the sea, with the expanse of the natural forms contrasting with complex abstraction to give a strong sense of place."
Wall Street International Magazine

"THE ENERGY IN THIS OUTPOURING OF CREATIVITY IS A JOY TO BEHOLD""

The Scotsman

"ONE OF SCOTLAND'S FOREMOST CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS"

Avenue Magazine

"POWERFUL AND DRAMATIC LANDSCAPES"

The Bristol Magazine

"NOW FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AS ONE OF SCOTLAND'S LEADING AND MOST COLLECTED ARTISTS... HER EXPRESSIVE PAINTING STYLE AND CHOICE OF LOCATIONS MAKE HER WORK AMPLIFY ALL THAT IS BEAUTIFUL IN NATURE. HER SHOW IS NOT TO BE MISSED"

Out Bristol

"TRADEMARK VIBRANCY AND TEXTURAL DEXTERITY"

The Herald

"ONE OF THE RISING STARS OF SCOTTISH PAINTING"

Venue Magazine

"JUDITH BRIDGLAND CONFRONTS THE DRAMA AND EMOTIONS OF LANDSCAPE"

The List

"BOLD, EXPRESSIVE AND FULL OF CONTRASTS"

Artists and Illustrators

"MEATY"

The Herald

WATCH ONLINE

To view a 5 minute video made by Scotland on TV of me in my former studio at WASPS talking about my work, click here.

To see my work at the (sadly missed!) Glasgow Art Fair in 2010 with Duncan R Miller, click here for the BBC Reporting Scotland piece. My paintings are approx. 1 minute in.