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During the month of May, Goldsmith's Art and Frame Gallery, 534 West Main Street, will feature the artwork of Watertown artist Judith Sherman.
Born and raised in Chicago, Ill, Sherman attended the Chicago Public Schools. She was interested in art from an early age and attended children's art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago, The American Academy of Art, and the National Music Camp, Interlochen, MI, where she was an art major. In high school her family pushed her toward science, and in college she got a degree in nursing from Northwestern University. Sherman worked in nursing for several years after her marriage. After three babies and several moves, she and her family finally landed in Watertown.
Sherman's landscape and still lifes are painted mainly in oils, although she says she occasionally works in watercolor and colored pencils. She specializes in sunsets and has done a whole series from North East Creek on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, near Acadia National Park where she goes every summer.
The artist likes bright, clear colors, and crisp objects, and she "tries to paint paintings I think people will enjoy".
In 1994, Sherman joined Bank Street Artists in Waterbury, where she had a studio and was treasurer. Bank Street Artists lasted for about one-and-a-half years, until a series of robberies forced them to close. In 1995 Judy opened a small studio space in Watertown, where she paints her still lifes from set ups and they frequently contain several related objects colorwise.
There will be an artist reception tonight, May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call Goldsmith's at (203) 272-0826