Timeless landscapes and expressive figures are hallmarks of Judy Thompson's contemporary watercolors. Reflecting the history, fabric and beauty of the Great Plains, Judy's artwork has been acclaimed as “capturing a sense of place.” An avid biker and hiker, Judy finds inspiration by exploring the fields, farms and wild places which surround her home. These weekend treks allow Judy to experience the moods, colors and textures of the prairies firsthand, bringing an intimate and graceful style to her work.
Find Judy's art on the cover of Pioneer Girl, the Annotate Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Pioneer Girl Perspectives published by the South Dakota Historical Society Press. These publications are part of the Pioneer Girl Project which is dedicated to researching and publishing books dedicated to exploring the life and works of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Judy is a signature member of the Iowa Watercolor Society and a member of Artists of the Black Hills. She enjoys teaching drawing and painting techniques to students of all ages through artist-in-school residencies and adult classes and workshops.
... her work is important as a mid-western artist.
Through her research she has developed an interest
in both the history and landscape of the Midwest,
and has made an important contribution towards
an aesthetic appreciation of both.
J. A., Associate Art Professor