Judy Sherman

As a child, Judy Sherman’s inspirations were Gumby and Michaelangelo. While sitting in front of the television watching cartoons,she would copy Renaissance drawings into her sketchbooks. Later in life this combinationation inspired her to paint toys in the tradional style she learned while studying in Florence, Italy. “I have always had a great admiration for the Old Masters’ paintings. Putting that together with my love of toys has created an interesting juxtaposition and narrative composition in my work,”says Judy Sherman. “Color and mood are reallly important to me. I am able to create the mood I desire,’ she says. “Those little touches of color that are revealed by the lighting are what bring my paintings to life.”