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 arts, she has exhibited her work in venues nationwide including Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia and the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana both awarding Peck the juror’s award, Aqua Art Miami, a solo at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and Principle gallery both in Alexandria and Charleston. She has received the Strauss Fellowship Grant from Fairfax County, Virginia.
Her paintings have been featured numerous times in Poets/Artists 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 and the public collection of the District of Columbia’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Some of my pieces are painted on broken plaster shards, a world falling apart held together with the very same figure depicted within. Visually I liked the play of illusion created when seeing the true depth of the plaster against the perceived depth that the image creates. The paintings are about the more universal message of meaning and preciousness of life healing a broken world. These works become guides to explore the challenges that speak to the core of one’s own existence. My hope is that their penetrating gaze will move the viewer out of complacency.