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about

Judy Frisk

My background is long and varied. I got my BA degree in Art at California State University Northridge, with concentration in drawing, printmaking and photography. Throughout the following years, in addition to fine art, I became involved in everything from poster and record album illustration and photography, to custom designed stained glass window commissions, and 20 years of computer programming for online banking and government systems. With the birth of the internet, in 1998 I began designing websites and doing multi-media web programming and for the following 20 years designed highly visual custom websites for musical artists and entertainment related businesses. I’ve loved doing all of it - both the creative and technical. But most fulfilling were the 20 years spent working with musicians, listening to their music, life stories and commitment to their art. I listened and interacted at a deep level, then designed a web identity that reflected their individual aesthetic. I learned and gained so much from such profoundly talented, award-winning jazz artists such as Pharoah Sanders, Gerald Clayton, Gretchen Parlato, Fred Hersch, Mark Guiliana, Taylor Eigsti, Kate McGarry, and many others. Throughout most of these years I continued my fine art via figure drawing and working realistically with pastels and watercolors.

I retired gradually from working with these artists during the years 2012-2019 and began focusing more on fine art as my primary activity, first working in ceramics and watercolor and more recently have shifted to working more abstractly in mixed media acrylics and expressive intuitive drawing. I’ve started to post my recent work in my blog and social media.

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