Demonstrating painting for an arts group.

About the artist

Paintbrush in hand makes me happy
With brush in hand…

Judy Thompson-Phillips, a graduate of Washington School of Art, worked as an advertising artist for leading companies, but always painting, Judy has successfully painted city-scenes, landscapes, gardens and numerous commissions; also exhibited and won ribbons in many juried shows. Now a published author of “Charleston, a Classic Coloring Book for Adults” and “Carolina Gardens and Lighthouses, a Classic Coloring Book for Adults” available on

The primary media used are oils or acrylics, painted with a palette knife or brushes. Given a perspective of wonder and awe this world offers indescribable beauty for an artist to interpret into new works.  “Everyday new ideas spring forth, to be rearranged again and again in my creative mind; my color choices shift until brush or palette knife strokes are made and the painting comes to life in reality. I have studied with master artists Daniel E. Greene and Zoltan Szabo and conferred with Alexandre Renoir and Pierre Matisse.”

A South Carolina native, my home is in Charlotte, NC., (didn’t move too far). Mention travel and I’ve got my bag packed for the next adventure, having journeyed to France, Alaska, Canada, the Yucatan, Bahamas, Bermuda, Jamaica, and our wonderful United States.

I have served on the Charlotte Art Guilds’ and the ASC Southern board and was founder of the Pineville Art Guild. Donating to charities is dear to my heart and painting-on-site for Samaritans’ Shoes yielded sizeable donations.

I also have  Limited Edition Giclée prints on paper and canvas and recently have added mugs and tiles featuring my artwork, done in the J. Thompson & Associates facility. My work may be found in many galleries as well as online at my website.

May you live “Giggly-Happy”,