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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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ON SHOW THIS AUTUMN

GALLERIES

"ON SOUTHERN SHORES", RED RAG GALLERY, STOW

7th-20th September

My paintings of Cornwall are amongst the work of nine artists in this lovely mixed show. They include scenes of St Ives, the Lizard and Land's End, all painted during my visits to this beautiful part of the world.

View the paintings and flick through the catalogue HERE

Calm Evening Sky, Land's End (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
For a FREE ticket to the fair, click HERE
See my paintings online HERE

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


EDINBURGH ART FAIR

Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 21-24th November 2019

Recognised as the UK’s most prestigious art fair outside London, this November celebrates the Edinburgh Art Fair's 15th anniversary, with the help of 65 exhibiting galleries from around the UK and abroad and over 500 artists from around the globe.

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

For more information about the fair, click HERE and HERE for the Edinburgh Art Fair website.
See my paintings online HERE


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.