Judith Peck has made it her life’s work to paint about history and healing. A graduate of the George Washington University with a degree in fine art, she has exhibited her work in venues nationwide including The Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana, the Figurative National Juried Competition at the Lore Degenstein Gallery in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, and the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana all awarding Peck the juror’s award, the Aqua and Context Miami fairs, and a solo at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She has received the Strauss Fellowship Grant from Fairfax County, Virginia.
Her paintings have been featured numerous times in PoetsArtists Magazine, as well as The Artist’s Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, iARTisas, Combustus, Catapult Magazine and The Kress Project book published by the Georgia Museum of Art.
Judith Peck’s work is collected internationally and can be found in many private collections as well as in the Museo Arte Contemporanea, Sicilia, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Pennsylvania and the collection of the District of Columbia’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
I look at the things happening in the world today, and what history has taught us about our broken world and I can’t stop being drawn into the unreason of it all. What I try to express in my art is that we all have the same hopes and dreams as anyone, anywhere at anytime in the present or throughout history. I depict how, despite our rifts, we might experience healing in a broken world, and how that undertaking is universally human.
I’m looking for the binding power-opposite of mob mentality-our mutual connections. Although we can all be overwhelmed and feel helpless, the human spirit always possesses hope, even in the most desperate of circumstances. I would be happy if I can show a glimmer of our broken yet beautiful human experience. I use an individual model to represent a life’s path and the broken world we navigate. I paint with oils mostly on board often imbedded with gessoed plaster shards.