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"All That Jazz"
Judith Panson, "All That Jazz," 2010, 24 x 30.5 inches, fibre art.
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Judith Panson, "Amur Maple," 2012, 20 x 20 inches, acrylic on canvas.
Born: 1938, Plymouth, UK
Studied: Plymouth and London Universities
Lives/Works: Lockport, MB
Price Range: $100 to $3,000
In 1995, Wayne Arthur and his wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in their home in St. Andrews, MB near Oak Hammock Marsh. After Wayne passed away, Morton moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with her new husband, Robert MacLellan, she has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery showing the works of Wayne and other artists since 2002.
Morton finds her clients are still keenly interested in collecting but in many cases they area looking at smaller, more intimate pieces. She encounters more people struggling with making decisions about what to collect. Her response is, “Go with your initial reaction. Don’t second-guess yourself.”
Morton often recommends Judith Panson to clients as her work is accessible on several different levels. Panson spent many years primarily as a water media painter and printmaker, but in the last few years has been exploring quilted wall hangings. The hangings integrate diverse elements from the natural world, spiritual beliefs, memories and dreams.
Panson is well established in the visual arts community as a member of Fibre Arts Network, a group of fibre artists in western Manitoba. She has exhibited across Western Canada, Ontario, and in the USA, Mexico and New Zealand. Her work hangs in corporate and private collections in Australia, Canada, England, Mexico, Switzerland and the USA.