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Artist's Bio

Bio of Judy Kane

In the fourth grade at my tenth birthday, I received 5 paint-by-number sets! And so began my passion for paint and color. Each day after school I would happily paint the pre-outlined panels of ballerinas, clowns, cocker spaniels, or floral bouquets. Soon, however, more serious endeavors intervened like academics, piano and bassoon lessons, tennis and golf lessons. My days of joy-filled "painting" disappeared. I graduated from Mount Holyoke College, Clark University, and earned at Ph.D. in psychology from Boston College. I established a 20-year psychology practice in Portland, Maine. All the while, the painting urge lay dormant until I finally registered for a Continuing Studies class at Maine College of Art. Then I was not only re-united with paint and color, but was making my own compositions, choosing my preferred subject matter and palette. The joy returned! I subsequently closed my psychology practice to take more classes at MECA and to study with Janet Manyan and Diane Dahlke. I have since taken wonderful workshops with other inspiring artists like Lois Dodd, Carol Marine, and Maine's Holly Ready, Stan Moeller, and Dennis Perrin.

I enjoy painting on Monhegan Island off the inimitable Maine coast, painting in Bordeaux,Provence, Tuscany, or just setting up an easel in my own backyard. Whether working on a still life indoors or en Plein air, some of my happiest moments (starting at age 10) have been spent at the easel. I hope that joy is obvious to you as you view these selections.

Current Shows & Galleries

Il Chiostro Juried Show
Italian-American Museum NYC
July 10 through August 12, 2017

Kennebunk River Club Invitational Art Show
August 12, 2017

Tidewater-USM Extension
Juried Show: August 24, 2017

Farm to Easel Invitational Show
Wolfe Neck Farm
September 17, 2017

Pavilion Grill/Cafe at Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street, Portland, Maine
Solo show: July 1 through September 30th, 2017

C. Periwinkle Gallery
Harpswell, Maine
Since 2013

Represented by Art Collector Maine
Portland Art Gallery

Past Shows & Galleries

Black Cat Coffee - 463 Stevens Ave, Portland, Maine
Solo show: June 8 through July 31, 2015

Key Bank at Monument Square - Portland, Maine
Solo show: June 2014

The Dana Center at Maine Medical Center - Portland, Maine
Solo show: October 2014 - February 2015

The Art Gallery at Central Park West - NYC
Il Chiostro juried show: 2014, 2013, 2012

Yarmouth Art Festival - Yarmouth, Maine
Juried show: 2013, 2012, 2011

Black Frame Art Show - Portland, Maine
Juried show: 2011, 2010

Maine College of Art Auction - Portland, Maine
Juried entry: 2011

Richard Boyd Gallery - Peaks Island, Maine
The Black and White Show - juried June 2011

Portland Symphony Orchestra Auction Benefit - Portland, Maine
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Art Guild of Freeport Gallery - Freeport, Maine; 2011

Learning Works Show - Falmouth, Maine; Juried, October 2013

Former Member, Board of Trustees at Maine College of Art