Art from the Other Half of the West
"Painting can be taught, however, the gift of inspiration, dedication and passion are within." Judith Durr
"Judith Durr's paintings make you wonder if you are looking through an open window rather than at a painting. Indian-art objects are "still life" is Judith's special talent-an art of illusion - created using the classic old masters technique with layers, many glazes, and a wet on wet technique. It is why her paintings stand alone as Enduring Legacies" that honor American Indian heritage."
Artist Judith Durr's exquisite oil paintings have taken Native American art to new levels on integrity, innovation spectacular style and dedication to realism making her one of the foremost and influencial Native American artists in the United States.Documenting the artifacts, the cultures and native styles in her oil paintings, Judith Durr integrates and preserves the enduring legacies of her Native American heritage. Her work honors all facets of Native American life, showcasing their history through her colorful and dynamic still life oil paintings.
Capturing the emotions of the viewer with her illusion and realism and texture, you want to reach out and feel the fabric of the rug, the beadwork on the moccasins, the smoothness of the pottery or pick the kernels from the corn. Her distinctive style is unique with the use of a rug as a consistent background element in some of her paintings.
Painting from her extensive collection, and from life, Judith enjoys the history and stories about each artifact. Each painting is skillfully layered with colors and glazes using the technique of the old masters. Her goal is too continually to push the boundaries of excellence of superior oil paintings.
Judith’s work is represented in several museum permanent collections including the Museum of Anthropology and History, Mexico City, Mexico, Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Arizona, and Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, Arizona. Her genre includes western life, landscapes and historical research.
Official Choctaw Artists Registry, Oklahoma
Western Artists of America (WAA)
Southwestern Premier Artists (SPA)
American Society of Portrait Artists (ASPA)
American Society of Tradional Artists (ASTA)
International Guild of Realism (IGOR)
Sonora Art League
Judith has been featured in Art and Architechure, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art , Art of the West magazines.
Chosen for her innovative style, Judith Durr was the only woman chosen to participate in the eighteen month, prestigious Sharlot Hall Museum exhibition, “Paint” Breaking the Buckskin Ceiling". Judith’s four month retrospective included twenty five of her oil paintings, pottery and moccasins.
Represented in galleries throughout the United States and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their in house programs during Native American Heritage Month, 2007, 2009, 2011.
Judith is an inspiring lecturer for museums, universities elder hostels and foreign exchange students programs, fine art councils, Native American events and private organizations and has been the featured artist for many fine art shows.
A native of Arizona and raised in the Southwest, Judith Durr resides in Cave Creek, Arizona with her artist husband, Roger Kull.
"My passion is the journey of producing the superior oil paintings. I maintain my identity and heritage through my artwork."
Judith consistently paints the detailed rug background from the rugs she has collected over the years. Many of the native rugs, beaded mocassins and the jewelry Judith uses, are old amily pieces acquired while her family lived on the Navajo reservation in MontezumaCreek, Utah. It was these formative years that have given Judith Durr's the inspiration for her exquisite oil paintings. Some of her artifacts come from Judith's talented family members, her husband, mother, father and son. Her love for beadwork came from her mother, who influenced her daughter with her wonderful talent and patience. Judith collects Native artifacts, from South America to Canada. Her collection of authentic artifacts gives her source material to create the most accurate subject matter for her twelve layer oil paintings.
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The Rose - A commissioned painting. These beautiful Shoshone moccasins belong to a lovely lady, Marguerite Narramore, in Arizona. Marguerite was Donna Reed's stunt double. Growing up in Montana and living near the Shoshone reservation, these stunning moccasins were made for her by a Shoshone bead worker and friend.
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If you would like to commission a painting by Judith Durr, please set up an appointment. Contact Judith through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-620-3849 for more information.
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