Judy Verhoeven is a personal role model. I have had the chance to meet her at several events around Greenville many years ago when we lived there. I got to talk to her about her work, her career and about staying home to take care of her son. She encouraged me in so many ways and really emphasized the importance of a time and season for everything in life.
Judy uses a comprehensive collection of found papers which she paints, stains and textures as her palette. It is with this media that she “paints” her collages. Her work is meant to project acceptance, love, peacefulness, tolerance and gratitude. She was a graphic designer for 10 years, then a stay-at-home homeschooling mom for the next 10 years.
I hope she gets to spend the rest of her life creating the art work that makes her and us happy. Happy is one of the best descriptions that classify her work. It is typically colorful and happy, and much of it shows her scene of humor. After all what mom wouldn’t recognize GO Dog GO! – I read that book to Axel a billion times!!!
I love the mixed media and the folk art influences in her work and subject matter. It makes me feel a little closer to home when I see the chickens or the old houses with big front porches.
You might find Judy here at her blog,
Or find her at facebook
or at her ArtBomb Studio