Prior to coming to Maine, Judy Taylor lived in New York City, moving there from Chicago to study figurative art. She was accepted into the New York Academy of Art on full scholarship and received her Masters Certificate in their pilot program. She went on to study painting at the National Academy of Design with Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr. In 1996, she relocated to Maine and was an Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park.
Judy Taylor is our premier figurative painter in Maine, holding workshops and teaching sessions, as well as producing many commissions a year of figurative works.
Since 2002, she has resided full time in Maine where she maintains her studio and teaches there and at workshops in Austin, New York, Italy and France. In 2007 she was awarded the commission to paint the History of Labor in Maine which took a full year to complete. Her work is in many public and private collections, including Johns Hopkins University, the United States Park System, Friends of Acadia and the Jackson Laboratory.
Now you can see Judy Taylor's History of Labor in Maine mural on display at the Maine State Museum
in Augusta after its long captivity in storage.