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Judy McMillan – Tribute to Mother Earth

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Judy McMillan – Biography

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Judy McMillanI am a visual artist in Eastern Washington. My work is very connected to nature, honors and respects Gaia. I intend to bring viewers closer to mother earth and to their own deepest wisdom Self through my work. Each line I draw expresses my own search for awareness of that connection.

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking in 1979 from Eastern Washington University. I am a graphic designer and artist with work in private collections around the world. I also have several pieces in schools around the state of Washington from the percent for the arts program purchases.

It was most gratifying when a local grade school was allowed to choose the work they wanted for their school and they selected a work of mine.

Each year our local Museum of Art and Culture has a fundraiser they call Works From the Heart. Regional artists donate an original work for auction and the proceeds are used to expand the museum’s permanent collection of regional works of art. Beautiful! I have donated for the last 23 years. Dreaming Love is one of the works I created as a donation and it is now in a private collection.

I am not currently represented by a gallery. I do have artwork with the Museum’s art rental and sales program in Spokane, Washington. My husband and I are exploring making my work available on the etsy.com site.

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Judy McMillan – Tribute to Mother Earth

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Lewisia-Clarkia

.Painting Lewisia-Clarkia was done to commemorate the explorers Lewis and Clark. These native wild flowers were named after them and are local to our region of eastern Washington and the channeled scablands. Images such as the lamp and book are symbolic, metaphors for deeper connections and imaginings.

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Gentle glory in the West

Gentle Glory in the West is the artwork that I did for the commemorative poster, marking the 2007 visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to San Francisco. A life list dream of mine was fulfilled when I was blessed with the opportunity to create this work and attend the two days of teachings. The imagery of Tibet has a resonance with me that I believe is connected to past lives spent in that rare place.

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Integration and wholeness

The giclee print, Integration and Wholeness, is made from an original watercolor I did as a barter for a set of crystal bowls attuned to the chakras that I use in my healing work. The woman I traded with is a practitioner of Integrated Kabbalistic Healing in Missoula, Mt. It was a delight to do the research on the paths and sephirot of the tree. This is an image-rich opportunity for journeying and personal healing exploration.

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Ginger cat

Color is very important to me, I love to mix rich hues and apply them to paper. Line is a magical connection to the higher Self and I am reflecting a profound respect for that which sustains us all, Mother Earth. A golden exploration, Ginger Cat, is also full of whimsy. Who hasn’t known a ginger kitty?

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Leaf mandala

Leaf Mandala is an original watercolor. I did ’round drawings’ in the early ’70s, then began to render the local landscape close up mixed with imaginal icons. Recently I have been inspired to combine the two forms.

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33 Responses to “Judy McMillan – Tribute to Mother Earth”

  1. Marty says:

    I love how the artist wove man-made elements into her paintings. The colors are amazing!

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  2. Prabu says:

    I love the paintings which induces my interest to learn how to create paintings using man made elements as above. The colors are natural.

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  3. arul says:

    Very useful one on how to work on the color combination for painting and nice work. Thanks for the sharing !!!

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  4. Liz Kurtz says:

    Judy’s willingness to share her work, and her spirit, enriches each of us who take the time to smell her flowers and follow the path her soul follows. I am reminded of a saying I once heard, “Colors in nature never clash.” Those of us who know Judy, understand.

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  5. Ran says:

    Consider this a vote toward your etsy.com campaign! Your work displays a great sensitivity and balance between the symbolic and the pastoral. Here’s a suggestion: get a feel for the Children’s book scene in Spokane (or online). I can see these paintings really propelling the right book.

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  6. Mervik Haums says:

    Hi judy,,,
    Leaf Mandala what a great work !!!
    I just love this..Am an Indian an art lover too..That Integration and Wholeness is simply amazing…The colors you used are very very natural..I appreciate it..Great and Excellent work..expecting more and more..

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  7. Judy McMillan says:

    Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate it so much.
    I wanted to make a comment about the colors in my paintings. I use a combination of designer’s gouache which is an opaque water media and Daniel Smith watercolors from Seattle. Some of their colors are called Primatek and are made from earth pigments such as lapis lazuli, kyanite and Minnesota pipestone. True earth pigments that offer incredible color as well as incorporating the energy of the earth elements into a painting. I think this is cool on so many levels!

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  8. Daria says:

    Thank you Judy – for sharing this new piece of information with us. It seems to me that using colors with earth pigments while painting to honor Mother Earth, puts all parts of the creating process, as well as final result – perfectly in-tune…

    A friend told me that Yours is the kind of art she dreams to put in her living space. :)

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  9. Evoltage says:

    Hmm, certainly different from previous artists. I like it. Its simple but at the same time you could stare at it for hours. The colors give the art a lot of life.

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  10. Wonderful and very evocative pieces of art! I love the naturalness of them!

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  11. Doroteja says:

    These are very interesting works. They really give you the feeling that there’s some deep meanings in them. I really enjoy artwork like this, and it’s nice to hear that it’s being displayed in your community. Wonderful work.

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  12. Leila says:

    Gorgeous!

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  13. Suzette says:

    Hi there, Lapis Lazuli is a favorite of mine, the stone shows the most wonderful colours of blue & gold. Great work,I too, can see them in a book. thank you,

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  14. Sandra says:

    Hi,great exhibition I loved Leaf Mandala,the doves looked like mushrooms to me at first !:).a lot of time and love it must of took.
    keeping flowing,blessings

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  15. Lori says:

    Your work is so amazing. Truly a gift!

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  16. Timothy says:

    Given how meticulous these paintings are, I don’t think I could do any of these. All of these paintings are amazing.

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  17. Nancy says:

    These are paintings which require a long time to meditate on each image. The colours are rich, warm and vibrant. I love them.
    Thanks for sharing your work/gifts.

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  18. It’s a very complete body of work. Solving symbols and colors, make a definite style on your works. That is, in my view, the main achievement for any artist. Embedding the symbol and leaving it to interpretation, surrounded by the ambient (it’s not just a background here :-) ) is a nice way to convey expression. I really got caught by the Tree of Life and how it intertwines with all elements. It’s quite a subtle vision.. Keep up the excellent work :-)

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  19. Karla Deacon says:

    Each piece is a meditation and capable of drawing one into another dimension. They are both simple and complex at the same time and honor Mother Earth beautifully. It is interesting how they incorporate other elements with this. I love the feeling they give me of a high vibrational quality…they seem to raise my vibrational level. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. Judy McMillan says:

    It is such a delight to receive feedback that affirms the intention behind the work. I believe that artwork is functional in that it can communicate and elevate. I appreciate the insight that you share of your observations.

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  21. Nickie says:

    Such beautiful colours, colour combinations and designs.

    Thank you!

    Nickie

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  22. joanne says:

    loved the kabbala print….great work….

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  23. jan says:

    Lovely colors and whimsical work – coming from the heart is the only way.

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  24. hasan says:

    Wow what a wonderful paintings.I had seen may paintings in art galleries but none attracted me like this.These are wonderful.I think the painter had got wish from the God for such a talent.Especially the painting with ginger cat is really amazing.

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  25. Grace C. says:

    I love the colors and the pictures. These paintings show a different side of art. the thing I like most about it is that there is a story behind every piece.

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  26. Marc says:

    Nice work and amazing works on how she really appreciate plants.

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  27. Ruth Read says:

    I love the expression that I see in each stroke. It must have taken a lot of time to paint these and I really feel her emotion in the paintings.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Judy McMillan says:

    About four years off and on to create Integration and Wholeness. But there were also numerous books to be read on the subject in the process… and then I wanted fresh blossoms of perennial sweet pea to paint from and that required summer… Those blossoms begin to change color in a very short time after they are picked!

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  29. Zirah says:

    Absolutely lovely and inspiring artwork. I do watercolors myself, so can appreciate the effect gained by working with that medium.

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  30. Misa says:

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us so that we might be inspired in our own relationship to Mother Earth.

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  31. Dy Witt says:

    Your work is in direct contrast with mine, so subtle and soft compared to my stark realism. I enjoyed it immensely.

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  32. Judy McMillan says:

    It’s really nice to see that your gallery cycles and fresh eyes have an opportunity to see my work! Thank you.

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  33. Mythea says:

    Absolutely Lovely! Very inspirational.

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