Judy Maurer is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and the Artists of Northwest Arkansas. Her work has appeared, with one image on the cover, in The Best of Art & Artisans, Published by Kennedy Publishing 2006 and a pastel is among the permanent collection of the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri. She has been Artist-in-Residence at two national parks; Buffalo National River in north central Arkansas and Acadia National Park along the coast of Maine. Teaching “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”, “Beginning Pastel” and “Oil Painting” for Fayetteville Public Schools Adult Education for over five years sharpened her presentation skills as well as artistic ability and allowed her to share her love of art with others.
In 2004, she joined the newly formed Plein Air Painters of the Ozarks and began to paint outside using oil, instead of pastel. Now the majority of her work is in oil. Her subject matter has always been diverse and she especially enjoys the challenge of painting people but cannot resist painting our natural environment. Much of her landscape work is of the Ozarks, however in 2007, along with her husband, she purchased a winter home in Gold Canyon, Arizona. There, she joined the Arizona Plein Air Painters and has begun to paint the desert landscape and the Arizona State Parks.
She currently divides her time between Northwest Arkansas and Gold Canyon, Arizona and paints full time.