Drifters Series is my favorite to create, and I would label as my signature art. I use my own photos as the backdrop. I balance my driftwood and rocks to make your eyes have a genuine and gentle flow across the frame to see the rest of the subject. I use many different materials found in nature: ocean pebbles, beach glass, driftwood, twigs, pine cones, feathers, obsidian, dried flowers and plants and shells.
I love the whimsical and I also like to create charming ladies and couples in nature scenes. I use shadow boxes and my own photos to create warm and inviting scenes with driftwood, sea glass that have a three dimensional look.
I started my art using feathers almost entirely and created feather designs on handcrafted wood boxes. The wood is from our local orchards here in Butte County (olive, black walnut, apple, cherry etc.). My owls, raccoons, cats, and other creations have hand painted glass eyes that follow you. Our wood hearts are a favorite of many people, and we continue to make these each year with different sizes available.
I continue to add different types of art, usually mixed media. For 3 years now I have been using alcohol ink to create vibrantly colored art. My alcohol ink art is landscapes, dreamscapes, abstracts, and seascapes. My technique using the ink is a ‘Rock and Roll’ action with the ink and rubbing alcohol.
I lost my handcrafted log cabin up in Warner Valley to the Dixie Fire. Took us 10 years to complete it and we are pretty sure we will rebuild. I have been using melted glass and metal from the remains of our cabin to create mixed media art.
My love for creating art has helped me through this sad event in my life. The art continues and each day that I sit down in my art studio is always an adventure.
Come to see Judy Abbott’s creations May 12 & 13 at the Chico ART Festival or connect with Judy at on Facebook HERE.