Judith Yarrow was brought up in the Quaker built village of Jordans, Buckinghamshire. She studied art at teacher’s training college in Cambridge and then later for a fine art degree at the Mid-Warwickshire College, Leamington Spa. After Cambridge, she taught Traveller children, worked as a social worker in London and then moved to Wales, to work on a farm with her partner.  They have lived in Chipping Norton for over 30 years and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. 

Judith’s work is an exploration of the way different media interact with different surfaces and with each other. She works with acrylics, oils, watercolours, pastels, inks, pens and with different textured papers worked into the paintings. Each painting feels like an experiment, an exploration of materials and place, which often extends to printmaking and bookmaking. 

Her atmospheric paintings are inspired by walking and are a celebration of the environment and are often inspired by places she knows well and returns to again and again. Constant themes in her work are : trees, islands, the wild and remote, looking down from high mountains and cliff tops that give space and height, views of ridges and valleys, far horizons and light and dark.  The landscapes of Wales, Scotland, The South-West, France, all feature. Recently Judith has worked on themes closer to home – allotments, beehives, woods, local dog walks. 

Judith Yarrow has exhibited widely and her paintings are in collections in the UK and abroad.

Judith is pleased to be partnered with Wychwood Art  selling contemporary art online and through their gallery in the Cotswolds: http://www.wychwoodart.com

Her work has included:

  • A pilgrimage to places Samuel Palmer painted which resulted in 2 books.
  • A project with The National Trust at Chastleton House.
  • Work to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oxfordshire Artweeks.
  • An exploration of Islands including Skomer, The Faroes, Iceland,  Rathlin, Coll, Orkney, Shetland, (she spent a month in residence at a studio there).
  • Books including one which was exhibited at an international conference on Dementia.

She has had solo exhibitions at The Theatre Gallery, Chipping Norton, The West Ox Arts Gallery, Theatr Ardudwy Harlech, Wells Museum Somerset, The Chapel gallery Wiveliscombe, The Blender Gallery, and for Oxfordshire Artweeks.

Other exhibitions include:

  • The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour
  • Parkfields Gallery, Ross-on-Wye
  • Anderson Gallery, Burford
  • Badcock’s Gallery, Newlyn
  • The Whitehouse Gallery. Kirkcudbright
  • John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  • ART 2
  • OVADA Gallery, Oxford
  • Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, W. London
  • Banbury 400 open – prizewinner

Her work is part of the online National Collection of art.