Jude Rose | CHG Represented Artists
About The Artists
Jude has been a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize several times and in the WYNNE Prize, AGNSW, Painting title 'Still Landscape' which was hung in the Salon Des Refuses 2000 (under married name Judith Liefeld).
My latest body of work is the product of living in isolation in the mountains. In the last six months I have spent every day in my studio in Blue Mountains and walking each morning in the surrounding bush and deserted streets.
It has been a period of deep reflection and for this I am so grateful. The painting “Silver Lining” is aptly named as it is symbolic of the great side of being in solitude - a mass production of work that otherwise would not have come to be. I breathe in the fragrant air up here and that alone is inspiration but on top of that there are endless vast and luxurious gardens full of colour and form to wander through. I feel this was meant to be a sign to pause from my other life of Argentine tango and socialising and concentrate fully on my art.
I start with a vision in my mind’s eye then do rough sketches but never anything concrete as I love to 'doodle' and allow the painting to develop by itself. I feel like a medium just recording this event. I generally work with memories of childhood, mixed with the contrast of geometric shapes of man-made objects and houses and the soft forms of trees and shrubs. I paint from dark to light adding texture with thin glazes, and work in oils on canvas, pencil on wood or linocut printmaking. My huge garden has been a refuge in these troubling times and I have been doing more close-up work of the flowers I find, they are so intricate and delightful and never cease to amaze me. I absorb the essence of life and recreate and interpret this in my studio, creating a sort of utopia in which to ramble.
CHG Director's Statement
I was transferred to another time when I saw Jude Rose’s painting! It took me to the medium of tapestry or likened to silk embroidery in a century when this art form was in vogue.
I then observed the paintings close up finding many are on Birchwood panel with coloured pencil rendition. I marvel at the impact of colour and wonder how difficult it is to apply the pencil to the contoured surface of the wood. Furthermore I’m reminded of the patterned textured look and feel of a tapestry.
It is not surprising to know Jude studied in Europe and thus the influence of the traditional art learnings from a Parisian art school and later the Italian persuasion of Francis Giacco, her art teacher at Julian Ashton art school, Sydney.
Nature, gardens and structured composition all play a big part in Jude’s approach and developing subjects to paint. At the same time I recognise the figurative influences of recent and post works revealing itself with houses and people.
I hope you enjoy Jude Roses art, the newest addition to the galleries stable of artist".
Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris, France — Degree of Fine Arts
1971 - 1973
East Sydney Tech, Darlinghurst NSW — Fine Arts
Willoughby Arts Centre, Willoughby NSW — Lithography
1976 - 1977
Julian Ashton Art School, The Rocks NSW — Portraiture and
1978 - 1980
Wollongong University, Wollongong NSW — Creative Arts
2008 - 2010
Wollongong TAFE, Wollongong NSW — Printmaking
2011 - 2012
Designer & Graphic Artist, North Sydney NSW 1981 - 1983
Textile designer for clients and contract work.
Designing for the Commonwealth
games (1982) as well as brands including Speedo, Windsurfer LT, Merivale and Sheridan.
Universal Textiles, Sydney City NSW — Head Designer 1983 - 1986
Overseeing pattern design and production of clothing, homewares, and linen for major clients.
Heading a team of several, presenting and pitching potential designs.
Avalon Art School, Avalon Beach NSW — Establisher 1992 - 2005
Established a private art school for all ages from primary and high school students to adult classes.
Styles and techniques taught included portraiture, landscape, still life and figurative in all mediums.