Artist Biography


“My paintings are usually started with no preconceived idea of what the final subject will be. Eventually an image emerges, and a certain feeling of inner elation tells me that this is my subject. It is often a recollection of a place that I have visited and been inspired by – or it is a concept that intrigues me. Painting is to me a glorious adventure of investigation, discovery and decision.”

Judith Kingsley, recognized for her lyrical and compelling landscape paintings, has been represented in galleries throughout the United States and Europe, as well as at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. Her inventively colored and meditative interpretations of nature have earned her broad praise and high honors. Judith is listed in “Who’s Who in the World”, “Who’s Who in America”, “Who’s Who of American Women”, and “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest”.

Ms. Kingsley’s work has also attracted widespread media attention. As a painter, she is both disciplined and prolific. Her large, multi-layered oil paintings are shrouded in mystery and imbued with dream-like auras, accomplished through meticulous layering, scraping and glazing. Her small, intimate watercolors on rice paper reflect her love and study of traditional Japanese technique.
Ms. Kingsley, a native of New York, currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, studied at the Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Adelphi University, Crouse College of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, the Art Student’s League, the National Academy of Fine Arts, Carnegie Hall, all in New York City and the Positano Art Institute in Italy, The China Institute and under the guidance of Zoltan Hecht at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Her paintings have been included in numerous exhibits and one-woman shows, including the Reece Gallery, the Jain Marunouchi Gallery and the Nelson Rockefeller Collection in New York, L’Atelier in Piermont, New York, La Galeria de Santa Fe, New Mexico, the C.G. Rein Gallery in Houston, Texas, the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, the Valand Gallery and the Darvish Collection in Naples, Florida, the Julie Baker Gallery in Grass Valley, California, the Charles Hecht Gallery in Palm Springs, California, the Tadu Gallery and the Monkey Tree Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

In addition, she has shown in New York at the National Arts Club, the Cenesis Gallery, the New Gallery at the New School, the Memorial Library Gallery, Le Galerie Internationale, the Weiner Gallery and the Bergdorf Goodman Collection. Her work was published by one of the nation’s leading distributors of art prints, Aaron Ashley.

Her paintings are included in numerous private and corporate collections, including those of Charles Shipman Payson – former owner of the Mets baseball team, Nedda Casei, Metropolitan Opera mezzo soprano & former President of the American Guild of Musical Artists, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, former President of the International Court of Justice at the Hague, and her husband Lord Terence Higgins of the English Parliament, Sperry Rand Corporation, Warner Communications and Johnson’s Wax.