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Judy Leasure

106 Bank Street
 Smethport, PA 16749
Phone: 814-432-4595


               Email Address        
            My website:            http://www.jalstudios.moonfruit.com
            My art blog:            http://www.jalstudios.blogspot.com
            My art pictures:       http://www.picturetrail.com/jleasure


About the Artist

Artist Judy Leasure moved to Franklin, PA, in February of 2006 with her husband, Charles, where they share their home with two lively Lakeland Terriers named Windy and Ben.  Since her arrival, she has actively participated in the arts community in Venango County and nearby surroundings. 

Judy began painting in watercolor 12 years ago and has studied with a number of teachers including nationally recognized watercolor artist Kathie George.  She has also studied with nationally recognized oil painter Ann Kingslan and acrylic artist Ros Stallcup.  Judy has exhibited at the Apple and Cheese Festival in Canton, PA, the Oil Heritage Art Show in Oil City, PA, and has had works selected for the Annual Juried Art Show at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA, and a juried miniature show in Chambersburg, PA.  Before moving to Franklin, she taught painting classes at Michael’s Arts and Crafts in Big Flats, NY, the Phoenix Program at Corning Community College in Corning, NY, and in the non-credit program at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Wellsboro, PA.  In 2004, she staged a two-woman show with another artist at the Coates Heritage House Museum in Elkland, PA.  She is currently teaching at her home studio, at Pat Catan’s in Hermitage, PA, and in the non-credit program at Clarion University-Venango Campus in Oil City.  She teaches classes at the Town and Country Decorative Painters regular meetings and annual retreat, the Buckeye Tole Painters annual retreat, and MAD (Mid-Atlantic Decorative Painting Conference). 

In May of 2005, the Society of Decorative Painters granted Judy the designation of Teacher of Decorative Art (TDA).  To receive this designation, an artist/teacher must pass a written exam and then document 100 hours of teaching and submit a videotape of a class for evaluation. 

Her work includes paintings in watercolor, colored pencil, oil, and pastel, and painted decorative objects using acrylic paints.  The subjects of these works are primarily still life and floral designs.   Her classes include watercolor, colored pencil, pastel, and decorative painting on objects using acrylic paints.  She offers custom pet portraits and other commission work.

Professional Services Offered
  • Teaches watercolor, colored pencil, pastel mediums
  • Teaches beginners and intermediate
  • Decorative painting offered using acrylics

Also Offering

  • Pet Portraits on Commission
  • Available to teach seminars for clubs, chapters and shops
  • Pattern Packets

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