Judy Stach is a life-long resident of Monmouth County who currently calls both Florida and New Jersey “home.” She maintains studios both in Florida and New Jersey.
Focusing on oil paintings of landscapes and seascapes, Judy paints from photographs and en plein air, often combining both techniques to complete a painting. Her approach to landscapes and seascapes is impressionistic in nature, representing the full range of colors, values, and light found only in nature. She often includes interactions of people and their activities in her scenes, providing a more intimate relationship between the beauty of nature and the touch of man.
Timothy R. Theis writes, “Judy Stach’s work is full of color and lively with impressionistic brushwork. Her love of water is evident as is her passion for light that fills her work.”
Over the past twenty years, Judy has received training from a number of outstanding artists. For almost two decades, she studied privately with Anthony Ventura. She has also worked with the Plein Air Painters of America. In 2003 and 2006, Judy received a rare invitation to join Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik to paint in Vermont with the Putney Painters. Other experiences include still-life and live model oil painting with master painter David Laffel at the Art Students League in New York, painting en plein air and in a studio with Timothy Thies in New Jersey, Vermont, Arizona, and Florida, and plein air painting at Epcot in the Walt Disney World in 2005 and 2006 at the invitation of the company. Judy has painted throughout Florida with the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast, with whom she is a Signature Member. She is also an Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club.
Her paintings were featured in the January 2000 issue of The Artist’s Magazine; the cover of the Commonwealth Courier, Spring 2000; the Summer 2005 edition of the Jersey Shore Vacation Magazine; and Long Beach Island Rhapsody. Her work and commentary about her ten-year retrospective in June 2006, entitled “Living the Dream,” were featured in The Hub and The Two River Times. Judy has also been featured in Plein Air Magazine both individually (2004) and in connection with The Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast (2005), a group she founded in 2004.
Judy is represented by The Lambertville Gallery of Fine Art in Lambertville, New Jersey; the Meghan Candler Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida; and the Horne and Thistle Gallery in Savannah, Georgia. Her paintings are also available at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury. Judy is a listed artist in the Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers of the US, and Who’s Who in American Art, 2007 edition.