Judith Campion has been a well-known portrait artist for more than 25 years. Throughout that time she has been known for a loose, natural style of realism, masterfully rendered in soft graphite. This exhibit is the first showing of her acrylic paintings. Her subject remains the beauty of the human face and figure, frequently nude, always rendered with dramatic brushwork and now in explosive color. Ms. Campionís most famous work is a much reproduced portrait of Spencer W. Kimball, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 1973-1985, which is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City. In addition to her inclusion in numerous group shows and art festivals, she was granted a one-woman show at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle in 1992. Throughout the 70s and 80s her portraits hung in Roselliniís 410 Restaurant, a five star establishment which connected her with many influential business and political leaders, and garnered countless commissions. In the late 1980s and early 90s she produced 33 larger than life portraits of classic movie stars of the film offices of American Productions (now Victory Studios). She has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Washington, and worked as a graphic artist for the Boeing Company, and as a freelance fashion illustrator. She continues to live and paint in Seattle.

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