The Artist Judith Rackham
Born in Staffordshire, England Judith emigrated to Canada at the age of twenty.
Her education in the arts included studies in the area of fine arts, china pattern layout and design; this allowed her to work briefly in the studios of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, the reputable makers of fine china. Since then, she has continued to increase her understanding of design and the practice of including carefully depicted details.
Over the years her art has been exhibited in both solo and group shows. She has fulfilled numerous private commissions incorporating land and seascapes, animal and human portraits. Judith's paintings and drawings contribute to private collections in countries around the word including North America and Europe.
As an experiential visual artist, she enjoys employing a multitude of mediums such as oils, acrylics, watercolours, aqua pencil and graphite.
2010 FCA VANCOUVER SHOW - A.I.R.S, Juried Selection: "The Opponent"
2010 C.I.P.A., CALGARY - OPEN NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Juried Selection: "Fiona's Gift"
2010 LEIGHDON STUDIO GALLERY, Vancouver, B.C., Juried Selection: "Anastasia"
2010 FCA JURIED SHOW - FOR THE LOVE OF ART, 3 drawings, Best in Show Award : "Facing Judgement"
2009 "INSPIRATIONS" EXHIBIT, Can Coffee Company, Penticton, B.C.
2009 VANCOUVER SHOW, FCA - HUMAN FIGURE, Juried Selection: "Eliza's Silk"
2009 VANCOUVER SHOW, FCA - LANDSCAPES, Juried Selection: "Renovation Project"
2009 PDCAC CALENDAR, MONTH OF MARCH, Juried Selection: "Shadows of the Past"
2009 ROTARY CALENDAR, MONTH OF JUNE, Juried Selection: "Discovering a New Find"
2008 VANCOUVER SHOW, FCA - ARTIST CHOICE, Juried Selection: "Camp Reflections"
2008 SUMMER SHOW, OSOYOOS ART GALLERY, Juried Works
2017 RETIRED FROM SOCIAL WORK to work on a full time basis in the art studio in Fairmont Hot Springs
ACTIVE MEMBER FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
ACTIVE MEMBER CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PORTRAIT ARTISTS
DEVELOPING CARDS FOR MEDICI SOCIETY, LONDON, ENGLAND
DEVELOPING TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL BOOKS
EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS ON THE SAANICH PENINSULA, VICTORIA AND SOOKE
COMMISSIONED ART, PORTRAITS
FINE ARTS TEACHER - Taught the home learners curriculum to elementary and middle school aged students, worked with adults in learning basic and intermediate skills.
FINE ARTS INSTRUCTOR, PANORAMA LEISURE CENTER, SIDNEY
FINE ARTS INSTRUCTOR, GORDON HEAD RECREATION CENTER, SAANICH
DESIGNED COMMEMORATIVE PLATE OF THE JAPANESE GARDEN FOR BUTCHART GARDENS LTD., VICTORIA; ISSUED IN TWO 5000 LIMITED EDITIONS.
GRAPHIC DESIGN, WORK COMPLETED FOR SPIKEBLOCK EQUIPMENT LTD., THE WOODEN SPOON KITCHEN SHOP, THE LAST WORD ADVERTISING AGENCY, HYCO LIMITED.
PATTERN DESIGN ASSISTANT, JOSIAH WEDGEWOOD AND SONS LTD., BARLASTON, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
"MAX AND KATY," PRESS PORCEPIC BOOKS (BEACH HOLME PUBLISHERS,) STORY BY JOAN NUEDECKER
"THE CENTRAL SCHOOL WETLAND DETECTIVES TEACHER'S GUIDE," PACIFIC EDGE PUBLISHING
"THE SIXTH STREET WETLANDS DETECTIVES TEACHER'S GUIDE," PACIFIC EDGE PUBLISHING
"THE CEDAR CLUB FOREST DETECTIVES TEACHER'S GUIDE," PACIFIC EDGE PUBLISHING
"THE GIBSON PARK GRASSLAND DETECTIVES TEACHER'S GUIDE," PACIFIC EDGE PUBLISHING
"THE KINGFISHER RIVER DETECTIVES TEACHER'S GUIDE," PACIFIC EDGE PUBLISHING
"THINK OF US, A UNIT ON IMMIGRANTS TO CANADA," PACIFIC EDGE PUBLISHING
"SAND FLEAS TO SAND DOLLARS, THE NATURE DETECTIVES SEASHORE ACTIVITY BOOK," PACIFIC EDGE PUBLISHING
"THE KINGFISHER CAMP RIVER DETECTIVES," PACIFIC EDGE PUBLISHING