Judy Caroline Steinfeldt, a resident of Coronado Cays, and California native has been actively involved in the arts since the 1960’s. Early in her career, Judy was a recording artist with Capitol Records. Her duo, “The Pixies,” was backed by the world-renowned John Williams Orchestra. Judy went on to attend UCLA where she received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology.
Judy studied at Brentwood Art Institute in Brentwood California and participated in many art workshops. It was during this time, Judy began experimenting and creating intricately complex artwork using various media including, oil and acrylic paints, fashion knitting, paper collage, paper making and fiber art. After marrying in 1965, she raised her family in Los Angeles.
In her current work, Judy challenges the boundaries of conventional art-making and paints on prepared surfaces such as LPs, glass, tile and wood as well as conventional canvas. On these surfaces she has experimented using unorthodox tools to move liquid acrylics mixed with various media which lends itself to her personal style of expressionism.
In late 2017, Judy developed an interest in liquid acrylic pouring, a medium which permits her to achieve a form of bold self-expression that may appear spontaneous and random in nature but in fact is a carefully constructed visual juxtaposition of balance, chaos and control–an artistic device used by the American expressionists. The result is a powerful display of movement and color which illustrates her deep understanding of the beauty and unpredictability of nature and the ocean, the inspiration for her work.
Judy has previously exhibited at the Emerald C Gallery in Coronado and has been contacted by the Academy of Contemporary Art in Australia to be “Spotlighted.” Judy was the featured artist at Leroy’s for the month of July 2018 and recently donated her painting “Autism Speaks” to support the San Diego chapter of Autism Speaks.