West Austin Studio Tour

17 May


What: West Austin Studio Tour, a free, self-guided art event.

When: May 11-12 and 18-19, 2019

Where: I’ll have new paintings at Austin Art Garage, come see me!
2200 S. Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

Contact me for more info:  judy@judypaul.com, 512-507-8199(text or call)

Websites: www.JudyPaul.com, www.AustinArtGarage.com, west.bigmedium.org

Save the Date for Lumberyard Studio’s Grand Opening Party!

7 Nov

I’m so happy to announce that Lumberyard Studio will be opening on November 24th! Join us from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for tours of my gallery and studio, live screen printing, demos, and more! Enjoy some refreshments while you shop local handmade goods and art- just in time for the holiday season! More details TBA on Instagram and Facebook!

Share this post with your art loving friends and make sure to tag us @lumberyard.studio and #lumberyardstudiosmithville!

Studio Updates & More!

10 Oct

Judy Paul Studios has moved to Smithville, Texas!


As you may have seen on my Instagram or Facebook– I’ve moved to Smithville, Texas! We have been working hard to transform this building into a cool new space to work and live. I am so lucky to be here and use this space to create, experiment, and grow as an artist!

Along with my family of makers, I will be opening up part of my new building (built in the 1800’s and served as Smithville’s Lumberyard until the 1980’s) as a gallery and retail space called Lumberyard Studio at the end of November! Subscribers to my email list will be the notified first of our grand opening party- we hope to see you there!

I still offer local pick-up in Austin and my Smithville studio is currently open by appointment- message me to set up a viewing!

Where to find my work around town:


If you’re in Austin you can always view and purchase select works at Austin Art Garage, as well as Magnolia Cafe on Lake Austin Boulevard and Mai Thai downtown next time you’re out for #brunch.

If you’re in Smithville, you can find my work at Mosaic Art & Home or grab a coffee and check out my pop-up gallery at Smithville General Store. Don’t forget to tag me in your pics and purchases @judypaulstudios!


Save the Dates!

2 Nov

Save The Dates!
Judy Paul art happenings for the month of November.

Austin Art Garage | EAST at Art Post | Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Austin Art Garage: Mix and Remix 
Where: Austin Art Garage, 2200 S. Lamar, Suite J, 78704
When: November 13 (6pm-9pm)

East at Art Post 
Where: Artpost Austin, 4704 East Cesar Chavez, 78702
When: November 15-16 & 22-23 (11 a.m. till 6 p.m.)

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Where: Marchesa Hall and Theatre, 6266 Middlefiskville Rd, 78752
When: November 28-December 24 (10 a.m. till 10 p.m.)

Here are a few of the new pieces that will be featured in these upcoming shows.6147d0ac-bbae-464b-994b-ff8df97a227d

Rope Trick 2
24×36″ Mixed Media on Panel


All My French
40×40″ Mixed Media on Panel


Black and White For Now  
40×40″ Mixed Media on Panel


I’m Listening 
12×12″ Mixed Media on Panel


Bats by Number
6×6″ Mixed Media on Panel


Black Diamond Dragonfly
30×30″ Mixed Media on Panel


Black Diamond Moth
30×30″ Mixed Media on Panel

Whole Foods Commission

27 Jan

Wow, it’s been busy! I’m feeling lucky for the opportunity I had to paint 5 paintings at 36×36″ for the new Whole Foods at the Domain here in Austin. They contacted me in late November and needed them by the opening in early January. It is a busy time of the year to add a project like this but it went smoothly and they are now in place! If you had asked me about how it was going in mid December I wouldn’t have used the word ‘smoothly’. I might have just cried instead. Or screamed. Or maybe both. Anyway, I hoping what didn’t kill me has made me stronger or perhaps a better drinker of Tequila. Here are photos of the results but you really need to go see them in person!

How “Yarn Bomb Tree” Came To Be

30 Jul

This painting Yarn Bomb Tree was inspired by the trees in Austin who have been lovingly covered in colorful, knitted yarn. These photos illustrate the transformation of this particular painting with process shots. The final result is found at the bottom of this post, or on Judy’s website.








Yarn Bomb Tree

“Yarn Bomb Tree” by Judy Paul

A Bike Ride for Inspiration

23 Jul

There are times when I get up and get started in the studio with no messing around and other times there is lots of messing around. Today I took a bike ride with my new Canon EOS M camera to get juiced up for a day in the studio and I loved it! I want to start every day like this! Here are the photos:

Passionately Curious

14 Jun

One of my very favorite things about working for Judy is the exposure to new things – nature spots, new forms of exercise, unique restaurants, new ways of art-making, avant-garde design & technology. It’s not these “things” themselves that inspire me, but instead Judy’s constant curiosity. I used to think art-making was about forcing yourself to labor over a canvas, almost like punishment, until something groundbreaking came charging out. I still think that kind of dedication has a time and a place, but what I’ve found to be equally important is taking time to relax, to see new things, and to DO new things that won’t make sense until they’re tried. Otherwise, what story will your art tell?

"Double Rainbow" by Judy Paul

Did you know Judy’s a boxer, a mom, a runner, a nature hiker, a yogi, a techie, and one of the most productive artists I know? The latter identity, I believe, is directly linked to her passion for life and discovery. Her studio is as much one of a painter’s as it is one of a scientist’s. In other words, there’s a lot of experimenting with chemicals and machine-hacking going on! Sometimes it’s just to see what will happen, and the best parts often end up in her paintings.

So, to live an artful life, no matter your occupation, stay curious. Ol’ Einstein himself even credits curiosity to his genius.




Groovin’ in the Studio

7 Jun
"Double Rainbow" in progress

“Double Rainbow” by Judy Paul (In Progress)

Collage Material

Collage material

"Double Rainbow" by Judy Paul (Detail)

“Double Rainbow” by Judy Paul (Detail)

Of course all of this is happening to the sounds of Justin Timberlake:

“Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake (Featuring Jay-Z)

See more of what’s happening in and out of the studio by following Judy on Instagram: http://instagram.com/judypaulartist



Austin, TX

21 May

Austin is a beautiful, magical place. An oasis of a city that has been planned to blend its blossoming municipal structure with central Texas’s natural beauty.

On any given day, you can get lost on winding nature trails and gaze at skyscraper silhouettes on the horizon. You can stop by Lady Bird Lake and feed the swans. Paint your home purple, put a garden in your backyard, or perhaps the front? Anything’s possible here, and nature is cherished.

Like most Austin residents, I love living in this city. There is a special essence felt here, and Judy has been capturing it through photography for awhile now. Over the past year or so, she’s been combing these images to create surreal photo-collages of all things wonderful about this place.

Here is her latest “Barton Springs” (aka my favorite place):


“Barton Springs” by Judy Paul

And more Austin-scapes:


“Austin From A Red Canoe” by Judy Paul


“Congress Bridge” by Judy Paul


“Home” by Judy Paul


“Green Home” by Judy Paul


“Swan Lake” by Judy Paul


“Lady Bird Lake 1” by Judy Paul

Click on any of these images to find out how to order your own print, with free shipping. As always, all prints are found at www.judypaul.com/studio/work.