Judith Yarrow is an artist and bookmaker living and working in Chipping Norton. She was born and brought up in the village of Jordans in Buckinghamshire. She studied art at a teacher’s training college in Cambridge and then studied for a fine art degree at the Mid-Warwickshire College in Leamington Spa.
Judith paints beautiful landscapes by taking inspiration from the British coastline. Her work is an exploration of the way different media interact with different surfaces and with each other. She works with acrylics, oils, watercolours, pastels, inks, pens and with different textured papers applied to and worked into the paintings. Each painting feels like an experiment, an exploration of materials and place, which often extends to bookmaking.
Her paintings are inspired by walking, especially on islands. Judith is attracted to the wild and remote, looking down from high mountains and cliff tops that give space and height, views of ridges, valleys, and far horizons. Light and dark are constant themes in her work.
Judith Yarrow has exhibited widely, and her paintings are in collections in the UK and abroad.