Judy Day loves the outdoors and has hiked and sketched in the high Sierras most of her life. “My paintings are inspired by my trips into the Sierras, vacations around the world, majestic landscapes, historical sites and almost everything in my neighborhood,” she explained. “I never know what will catch my eye and inspire me.”
Watercolor is the favorite medium of the artist, having explored a variety of media throughout her career. Most of the time she paints on traditional watercolor paper. More recently Day has rendered paintings on newer surfaces such as Yupo and Aquabord, which provide a more fluid look. Visitors to Sutter Creek Gallery will have an opportunity to view her work on all these surfaces during November when Day will be the featured artist.
Day teaches art locally to both children and adults. During the school year, she teaches watercolor painting to local fourth graders as part of the Arts Council’s elementary arts education program. In the summer she returns to her former Southern California home to direct a week-long children’s art camp. She has illustrated three educational children’s books as well as numerous posters and brochures. Day also handles framing duties at the gallery.
Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to spend some time with Judy Day at a reception in her honor on Saturday, November 3, beginning at 2 p.m. She is one of 25 artists exhibiting at the gallery located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street. The gallery is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, call 209-267-0228, email , or visit .