Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30 (in)
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 24 (in) x2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 40 (in)
Practices in Kansas City
Process driven work is an ongoing theme for Judy Crissey. Her art is a trip not with the ending in mind but with twists, turns and surprises as she communicates with the canvas along the way. Her 14 year long teaching work with children at Kansas City’s Nelson Gallery of Art continued this theme and helped change the thinking from product to process for numerous young artists. It’s no surprise that Judy’s work is not representational but abstraction. The active and expressive mixed media creations communicate a range of emotionally driven experiences in images that often careen from dark hued canvases that come from a stormy place to brightly colored happy creations. Her influences include the Kansas City Art Institute where she studied for many years, Tucson teacher Josh Goldberg and Phillomene Bennett of Kansas City. Crissey’s work in juried shows and exhibitions and the honors awarded there for daring to push the limits pay tribute to her process driven inspiration.