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.
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.
2012- Present More Than Fine Framing and Fine Art