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The Artist

Judith Davidson-Palmer works in oil, watercolour, acrylic, encaustic, photographic, digital and mixed media. A graduate of Mount Allison University and Queen’s University, she has studied at the National Portrait Gallery, London, Art Gallery of Ontario, Haliburton School of Art, Ontario College of Art (now OCAD), and with artists Barry Coombs, Lila Lewis Irving, Chinkok Tan, Andrew Cheddie Sookrah, David McEwon and photographer Steve Simon. She is a former Artist Representative on the Board of the Women’s Art Association of Canada, a former Vice President of the Board of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, and a current Board member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation.  Her painting “Light at the End of the Tunnel” was shortlisted in 2016 by the Royal Academy of Arts, London.  She has participated in many solo, small group and large group shows exhibiting paintings, digital works and photography.  Her photography and paintings are in business, public and private collections.

Artist Statement

My abstract work explores colour, form and energy and how it combines to create an attraction or an emotional response.  My realistic paintings capture a special, sometimes fleeting moment in life and surroundings that evoke memories of people, places and pursuits .  My photographic work in many instances challenges the viewer by altering the common perception of familiar scenes. I use software  similar in some ways to a brush and paints to create a unique image that is artistic and semi-realistic at the same time. It is both a record in time and a creative statement. My realistic photography is largely focused on architectural subjects and street scenes with a view to recording the iconic or representative structures and everyday events that define life at that moment.

​Shows, Collections & Special Events

Art Gallery of Burlington
City of Peterborough                                                                                                                                                                                          
Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Dignam and Upjohn Galleries, Women's Art Association of Canada
Arts and Letters Club of Toronto 
Campbell House Museum Gallery (Toronto)
Green Eyewear Optical, (Peterborough) 
Boulevard Café, (Toronto)
Faculty Club, University of Toronto                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Shortlisted Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy or Arts, (London, England)
Private Collections


Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Mary Lou Souter-Hynes, Poet


For further information about the work here and other available works or to contact the artist go to the Artist website above.  Ltd. Ed. Photographic prints are available in different sizes and price points depending on format and edition size. Commissions may also be arranged.

Please note:  All images in this gallery are subject to copyright held by the artist. ©2022 Judith Davidson-Palmer