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JUDITH I BRIDGLAND

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Based in Scotland, I paint landscapes in a wide variety of locations, across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with a special love for coastal landscapes. Interested? Ask me about my work!

Contact me at judith.i.bridgland@gmail.com

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2019 EXHIBITIONS

SUMMER SHOWS IN AUGUST

RED RAG GALLERY, STOW ON THE WOLD

Open until 31st August

View the whole show HERE
Strong and vibrant, this annual Scottish show showcases the most outstanding artists from the gallery who follow in the tradition of the Scottish Colourists.

Fidra Lighthouse through Grasses (Oil, 24" x 26")


SMITHY GALLERY, BLANEFIELD

Open until 25th August

View the whole show online HERE
I have six paintings in this big mixed show of gallery favourites.

Foxgloves in the Gloaming, Wester Ross (Oil on linen, 24" x 24")


ANNAN GALLERY, GLASGOW

Open until 25th August

View the show online HERE
Mixed show of summer-themed paintings, showcasing Scotland's brightest and best artists.

Gorse, the Campsies (Oil, 12" x 12")


STRATHEARN GALLERY, CRIEFF

Open until 15th September

View the show online HERE
A breath of summer in this lively Perthshire town.

Bass Rock with Red Valerian (Oil, 16" x 16")


ART FAIRS

FRESH ART FAIR, ASCOT RACECOURSE

20-22nd September 2019

Fresh: Art Fair is an easy and enjoyable way to see 53 leading Galleries in one convenient place. You can browse and buy the work of 600 UK and international artists from exciting new talent to Royal Academicians …Blake, Hirst, Hockney, Emin, Banks, Warhol and McLean will all be there. This is a fair for everyone from newcomers to established collectors, a fair with its finger on the pulse of the art market!

I will be exhibiting with Linton59 of Cambridge. Come along and see my paintings on the stand!

For more information, click HERE

Grey and Pink, Tower Bridge from Bermondsey (Oil, 20" x 20")


FEATURE IN APRIL EDITION OF 'ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS' MAGAZINE
READ THE ARTICLE HERE.


BUZZ

"Do Australian artists ever lose the antipodean light? The light and attending hope. Maybe not. Even when they paint in gloomier light such as northern Europe or Scotland. Here is Judith Bridgland, an Australian who paints in Scotland"

OZAbbey @9AbbeyOZ
Read the tweet here.

"Colour is her thing."
Kieran Hughes @kieranhughes77
Read the tweet here.

"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

"STUNNING"

"COLOUR EXPLODES FROM THE PALETTE OF JUDITH BRIDGLAND"

East Anglian Daily Times

"POWERFUL AND DRAMATIC LANDSCAPES"

The Bristol Magazine

"STAMPED THROUGH WITH COLOUR, ENERGY AND DRAMA"

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.