About Judith Sutton
I grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, when all the world was still farms and quiet roads. As a child, my father's father helped me paint my first oil painting of my other grandfather's fields. A little later I made a painting one summer in the kitchen of Katherine Steele Renninger, a family friend.
I earned a B.S. in Art History from Hollins University, Roanoke, Virgina, during which time I lived in Paris for a full year, studied at the Louvre and the Sorbonne and traveled extensively. Upon graduation, I moved to San Francisco, where I returned to school for a B.A. in Illustration from the Academy of Art. Editorial work for magazines, books, packaging, etc., took me to New York where I lived until my retirement from illustration work in 1998. Two of my images were used by UNICEF for holiday cards, and a book I illustrated is still in print.
I have taken classes at the New School, the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts in New York, as well as the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Since a summer spent in Umbria, Italy, doing plein air oil painting, I have given up watercolors for oils.
My retirement has brought me full circle, back to Bucks County. There are lots of changes here, but beauty in every form still abounds and inspires.