About the Artist:
Judith Ellen Sanders is an artist whose love of color, form, and nature has led her to the fusion of the three. The worlds of biology and biochemistry and the power and pull of the inner emotional realms are the currents that pulse and flow through her paintings. Her vibrant color palette, crisp flowing lines, and expansive shapes celebrate the inner worlds of nature and feeling. Abundance, expansiveness, and liberation combined with her love of color and design inform each piece as one sees the possibilities in our world.
Taken by the marvel of transformation that constantly occurs within the cell, Sanders went to graduate school to supplement her studies in art with a master's degree in science and she now sees the worlds of art and science as one – a place where there are new realms to be discovered, where elegance and beauty are the vernacular, and where there is always synergy and interaction, expansiveness and possibility.
Born and raised in New York, Sanders now lives in the Boston area and is an artist-in-residence at the Munroe Center for the Arts in Lexington, Massachusetts. When she moved to the Boston area, Judith was invited to join the Corporate Program at the deCordovaSculpture Park and Museum. The corporations choose the works they want to display and as a result Judith's work has been on display at a variety of corporations including Prometrika, the Back Bay Events Center, Boston Properties at the Prudential Center, The Gutierrez Company, Brightcove, Jounce Therapeutics, and Sunovian Pharmaceuticals, among others.
There have been solo exhibits of Sanders' work at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School Gallery, among others. She was awarded the Ray Kimmel Memorial Award by Roxana Marcocci of the Museum of Modern Art at the Faber Birren National Color Award Show and, as her work translates well into a variety of media, Baystate Health commissioned to have Sanders' two-panel painting "Circles of Light I and II" reproduced onto Plexiglass for their Children's Hospital Specialty Center where it is now on permanent display.
Sanders' work is part of several private and corporate collections including Wellington Management, Baystate/UMass Biomedical Research Institute, Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge Massachusetts, A.T. Still Medical School in Mesa Arizona, and Chapel Bridge Park Research and Development Campus in Newton, Massachusetts.
“To bring something new to canvas and paper, unfolding each piece to a place of vibrancy, flow, and positivity is always my goal. I love painting large colorful pieces using both opaque and transparent acrylic paints to bring to the fore the vitality of colors and their many gradations and textures. Design, form, lightness, hue, and vibrancy are my focus as I strive to communicate the flow of possibility. I enjoy working on a piece, bringing the final product to a place of crisp lines and vibrant colors so that one can be immersed in the painting without distraction. At one point in my art career I went to graduate school to study science and the beauty of the molecules as they flowed into and out of the cell to create graceful intertwining pathways was, to me, possibility incarnate. At graduation I crossed the stage for my diploma and went back to the studio full-time to put a lens on the expansiveness that is part of us everyday.” (Judith Ellen Sanders) .