JUDY BUMSTEAD

Judy Bumstead was born in 1952. She attended the Pretoria High School for Art, Music and Ballet and completed a 4 year diploma in Fine Art at the Johannesburg School of Art. Judy now lives and paints in Calitzdorp. “My work fails into two main groups. Inside paintings and outside paintings. The outside paintings of the veld and gardens and landscape and housed are untidy representational work. Working in moving sunlight encourages speed and improvisation. The inside paintings are concerned with the domestic and everyday, I have numerous series of paintings ‘On the shelf’ are still life paintings with real shelves – the art of still life painting being rather ‘on the shelf’ in a world saturated with camera imagery. ‘Remembering Granny’ is about the elusive stuff of nostalgic and the ghosts of memory. Most of my work is in oil or mixed media (I’m very fond of found junk especially rusted metal and wire) and could be described as eurocentric, representational, domestic, post-pop colonial eclectic paintings and constructions.”