National award winning artist, Jude Bates has been drawing and painting animals since the age of five. The love of capturing animals in pastel and oils has continued throughout her adult life as a successful painter of dogs, wildlife and landscapes.
Jude is a graduate of the Schuler School of Fine Arts, an atelier style school in Baltimore, Md. where she was classically trained in the Old Masters’ Style of realist painting with much emphasis on drawing and form.
Dogs have always played an important part in Jude’s life. When painting a portrait, she brings a lifetime of knowledge, understanding and respect to the easel. She feels every dog is an individual with a character all it’s own. As an artist, she succeeds in capturing the unique spark that’s present in every one.
Today, Jude’s work can be found in many private collections across the United States. Recently, her pastel "Irish Wolfhound" was awarded "Best Entry Depicting A Sight Hound" and placed second for all pastel entries at the prestigious, Art Show at The Dog Show juried competition in Kansas City, Missouri.
Jude resides in Harford County Md. Where she lives on a farm surrounded by the animals and landscapes that inspire her on a daily basis.
2013 Juried into Maryland Federation of Art's Strokes Of Genius show,National Juried
Exhibition. Juror...M. Stephen Doherty, editor of PleinAir magazine.
2012 Juried into Maryland Federation of Art's 35th Art on Paper Exhibition, Annapolis, Md.
2010 Solo show at the Liriodendron Mansion, Bel Air, Md.
2009 Juried into York Art Association's Annual Open Juried Exhibition, York, Pa.
2009 Juried into "Shades of Pastel" National Juried Exhibition, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville,
Md. Juror..Richard McKinley.
2008 Juried into "Pictures at an Exhibition" National Juried Exhibition, Harford Co., Md.
2007 Juried into "ART SHOW at the DOG SHOW", National juried exhibition, Kansas City, MS
* Best Entry Depicting a Sighthound for "IRISH WOLFHOUND"
*2nd Place Pastels for "IRISH WOLFHOUND
2007 Friends of Harford Fundraising show, invitational
2007 Online show, "The Artist's Muse", Canine Art Guild
1994 Schuler School of Fine Arts, Alumni Show
1990 Baltimore Fidelity and Loan, Charles St., Baltimore Md. solo show
Media and Articles
Harford's Heart Magazine 2010-Sept/Oct. issue, Cover and interview
2012- Present More Than Fine Framing and Fine Art
2005 - 2012, Valley Framing and Fine Art
2003 - 2006, Riverview Gallery, Havre De Grace, Md.
Associations and Guilds
AKC Museum of the Dog - Registered artist
Harford Artists Association
Canine Art Guild
1980 - 1984, Schuler School of Fine Arts, Baltimore, Md.