Judy Perry


My formal training began more than 30 years ago studying Fine Art and Special Education at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Upon moving to Old Saybrook, Connecticut in 1996 I began painting professionally.

A near fatal head-on automobile collision with a drunk driver left me with an uncertain future in 2009. As part of my rehabilitation program I began painting ocean and marsh scenes reflecting the beauty of the East Coast Shoreline communities. For me creating these scenes has demonstrated tremendous healing properties, I call them my “healing waters” paintings.

”Perry has the unique ability to capture the mood, character, or underlying nature of a person or setting developing her painting from there.  She moves beyond painting parts and forms, and manages to paint a true snapshot of the essence in that instant.”  Leah Lopez Schmalz: Arts Writer, Harbor News.

I strive to make an emotional connection through my work, to move an individual in such a way that my creation becomes a part of them. Each time a person responds to my work in that way I realize why I paint. 


  • American Artists Professional League 
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Member 
  • Clinton Art Association
  • Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Elected Member 
  • Connecticut Pastel Society, Elected Signature Member 
  • Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists  
  • Connecticut Watercolor Society, Elected Artist Member  
  • Essex Art Association, Elected Artist Member  
  • Guilford Art Association  
  • Madison Art Association, Elected Artist Member 
  • North East Watercolor Society, Elected Member  
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod  
  • Pastel Society of America 


  • North Light Books, SPLACH8, Watercolor Discoveries  
  • Chester Publishing, My Search for the Infinite, Evelyn Brill Star  
  • INK Magazine 

Represented by: 

  • Total Design Source, Old Saybrook, CT 
  • Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT

Awards and Honors:

  • Gold Medal of Honor, Allied Artists of America, The National Arts Club, NY
  • Grumbacher Gold Medal, The Pen and Brush, NY
  • Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Art Spirit Award
  • Connecticut Pastel Society
  • American Artists Professional League
  • First Place Awards, Clinton Art Association
  • First Place Awards, Connecticut Watercolor Society
  • First Place Awards, Essex Art Association
  • First Place Awards, Guilford Art Association
  • First Place Awards, Madison Art Association