About Judith Levins:
Judy knew from the beginning that art was her passion and her place in the world."I see beauty in our world and try to convey that with brush, paint and paper. My medium is watercolor and I express with it in an energetic, bold manner. Art is a form of communication and by painting my world and having others feel something when viewing it, we have shared a moment together and that is a wonderful thing."
Judith's art education began at home with her mother's love of art instilled and nurtured in her children. Judy continued her passion at The New England School of Art & Design, where she majored in Fashion Illustration. After graduation she taught at The School of Fashion Design while she pursued her freelance art career.
Life has taken her up and down the East coast, currently putting down roots in Cazenovia NY, a charming lake community tucked into the pastoral landscape of Central New York. She has volunteered as President of the Cazenovia Watercolor Society (CWS) for three years, as Secretary for two and served as social media/website Chairperson. She keeps her brushes busy by joining the Adirondack Plein Air group, Mountain Air Painters, on weekly painting adventures as well as participating in local plein air group.
Judith teaches her love of watercolor in her studio at the historic Atwell Mill in Cazenovia NY as well as with The Hamilton Center for the Arts in Hamilton NY. She holds workshops with CazArts, and travels to watercolor societies & art groups for demonstrations/workshops. Students have described Judy's love of the medium as contagious. She says she wants her teaching to plant little watercolor seeds, then to sit back and watch her students bloom.
Judy is an award winning artist that has gained Signature Gold status with the Central New York Watercolor Society (CNYWS), as well as filling a chair on their 2017 -23 Board of Directors. She sells her work from her Gallery/Studio and exhibits with the numerous groups she participates in throughout Central New York.
You can follow her painting adventures on social media Facebook and instagram.
2016 - Signature Status CNYWS
2016- Artistic Merit Award annual Juried Exhibit CNYWS
2017- BOD CNYWS
2017 - 2020 - President Cazenovia Watercolor Society
2017, 19 - Workshop instructor CNYWS
2018 - Silver Medallion Status CNYWS
2018 - Outstanding watercolor Award View Arts ; Central Adirondack Art Show
2018 - Workshshop Instructor Art & Soul
2019 - Exhibit View Art Center, Mountain Air Painters
2019 - Exhibit "Oil & Water" two women show, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
2019 - Artistic Merit Award annual Juried Exhibit CNYWS
2020 - Workshop instructor Bradford Art Group
2020 - First Place Award in painting category, View Arts ; Central Adirondack Art Show
2020 - Exhibit "Summer Idylls" View Arts Center juried show
2020 - Gold Medallion Status CNYWS
2020 - Exhibit Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. National Open Juried Show
2020 - Workshop demonstrator and Instructor Onondaga Art Guild, Plein Air Instruction
2021 - Exhibit View Art Center Central Adirondack Art Show
2021, 22, 23 - Instructor Hamilton Center for the Arts, watercolor
2021 - Exhibit Cooperstown National Juried Show, "Tip Toe thru the Tulips".
2021 - Exhibit CNYWS Signature Show View Arts
2021 - Exhibit CNYWS Annual Juried Show, awarded Best of Show for "Melting into Dreamland".
2022 - Exhibit CNYWS Annual Juried Show, awarded Best of Show for "Bearing Witness".
2022 - Exhibit Cooperstown National Juried Show, "Long Winter" and "Morning Rituals".
2022 - Instructor CazArts, Cazenovia NY, watercolor
2022 - Instructor Kirkland Art Center, Clinton NY, watercolor
2022 - First Place Plein Air Paint Out View Arts, Old Forge NY, "A sense of Place" watercolor
2023 - Owner, Teaching Studio/Gallery, JHLevins Fine Art, Atwell Mill Cazenovia NY
2023 - Exhibit CNYWS Signature Show View Arts, "Long Winter"
2023 - Exhibit CNYWS 2nd Signature Show, LeMoyne College
2023 - Exhibit 42nd Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
"Lazy-Boy" juried by Sarah Yeoman, second with The Ruth G. Roseau Memorial Award
2023 - Exhibit Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition, "Lazy Boy".
2023 - Instructor Hamilton Center for the Arts, Hamilton NY, watercolor
2023 - Finalist Women in Watercolor International, "Lazy-Boy" Animal & Wildlife Category
2023 - Exhibit CNYWS Juried member exhibit, Cooperstown NY
2023 - Awarded Judge's Choice for "Tiger Stripes"by Ken Call CNYWS Juried members exhibit
2023 - annual open studio art trail, Cazenovia NY
2023 - Demonstration/instruction, Cazenovia Watercolor Society, Cazenovia NY