Judith C. Carbine grew up on a Vermont dairy farm, studied piano and organ, and did many creative projects for church and school. She began painting, which she had always wanted to do, forty years ago, as her children were growing up.
Judith discovered the work of the European and American impressionists and their use of light, color, and brushwork. She studied with other painters: Frank Webb, Milford Zornes, Henry Fukuhara, Don Andrews, Charles Sovek and others.
Frank Webb cites the work of American watercolorist, Ed Whitney, who said that painters are shape makers, symbol collectors, and entertainers. Keeping these things in mind, she developed a vocabulary for creating a painting: impressionistic, realistic, abstract.
Judith have mostly focused on brushwork for making a painting, but through the years I have also enjoyed creating with a palette knife. She did a series of Vermont quarries in this way. Most recently Judith have been working on a floral semi-abstract series with use of a palette knife.
Judith Carbine’s work has been exhibited at the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the Academic Artists Association, and is represented in galleries in New England.
She believes what the French painter Edgar Degas said: “A painting should always be a product of the artist’s imagination. It should never be a copy.”