Tuesday, August 27, 2013

ArtNow for September 2013

Judith Henderson

Shari Blaukopf


Tuesday September 3rd at 7 p.m.


Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents: 


Judith Henderson 

The world of Judith Henderson is filled with music,  storytelling, images and words.  Judith Henderson is a composer, song writer and visual artist whose work is familiar to a whole generation of young people across North America.  Just take a look at JudeBox Idea Factory and  your eyes will light up with familiar recognition when you hear  the music  soundtracks for the Emmy award winning TV series Arthur, Caillou, Mona the Vampire and  Sagwa , as well as the advertising jingles for companies such as Mc Donald’s,Kraft, Pepsi, Molson,Michelob to name a few. 

Judith’s paintings and drawings are filled with exuberant colour and playful compositions.  She moves with ease from figurative to abstract as you will see in her portrait and landscape series. Judith Henderson’s artwork hangs in private collections from San Diego, Baltimore, Miami, Boston, New York,  Sarasota, Toronto, Montreal, Stowe Vermont, as well as corporate offices.

Shari Blaukopf

From the moment that Shari picked up a watercolour brush at age 12, she was hooked for life.  In her desire to develop her technique she studied with the luminaries of the medium, and then painted her way across several countries in Europe as well as in North America.

She is a member of the Lakeshore Association of Artists, a Blog Correspondent and board member on Urban Sketchers International and the co-founder of Urban Sketchers Montreal. 

In 2011 Shari's life changed when she launched a daily sketch blog (shariblaukopf.com). It has allowed her to touch and be touched by many people who also want to take part in daily sketching and share their experiences with her.  She gives frequent talks to artists groups about urban sketching. She currently teaches graphic design to college students and teaches watercolour and Urban Sketchers workshops in Montreal, the USA and Europe.