Judy started painting while living in Peru, SA, at the age of 26. That was over 40 years ago.
Upon returning to the USA, Judy worked as an artists’ model, where she met established artists, who critiqued her art. This was invaluable. She was taught how to “see” color, composition and expression. Her quest to learn more gave her the incentive to enroll at the University of Maryland for a second BA, in Studio Arts.
Ms. Hintz Cox resigned from her Psychiatric RN career to pursue art full time in 1999. For the past 20 years, Judy has developed a unique style as an abstract minimalist.
She has exhibited extensively throughout the USA.
Picture a blank canvas. Prior to beginning a new painting, I sit and stare at a blank canvas. My attempt is to empty my mind. I have no preconceived image. After some time, I stand in front of the canvas and apply paint. The process has begun. I step back to view the canvas and take my cues from what I see.
I am interested in conveying spaciousness. I believe there is infinite space within each of us. It is that place of stillness which brings joy. The spaciousness I attempt in my art is meant to be a reminder of possibilities, not necessarily a sense of joy.
When painting, one canvas leads to another and each is an attempt to reach my ongoing quest. When “caught up” in the mental exercise of self-validation, the painting suffers. Therefore, I attempt to let go of thoughts.
I don’t expect viewers to respond to my work the same way I do. If any emotion is felt while looking at my work, that is enough.