In both her writing and painting, Judith Ellen Sanders focuses on feeling, flow, and dimension. Born and raised in New York, at one point in her career, delighted by the subtle and beautiful step-by-step changes flowing through the cell, Judith went to graduate school to study biochemistry. While in class the flow of molecules into and out of the cell looked to her like a graceful dance of synthesis and synergy so much so that as she studied she continued to write and paint. At graduation she crossed the stage for her diploma and walked back into the studio with her love of the beauty and flow of science in hand. She now writes and paints full-time always with the goal of putting a lens on possibility, poignancy, and expansiveness.
"Art Supplies From Heaven", a poem Judith wrote about a joyful excursion to the wonderful (and now sadly closed) New York Central Art Supply was published in the New York Times both in print and online. Recently, the Origami Poems Project selected Judith's poem "Kisses Not Snow" as a finalist in their 2nd Annual 2017 Kindness Contest and her poem is now part of their second Kindness Anthology, "The Best of Kindness 2017: Poetry of Kindness". Also a lending artist with the Corporate Program at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Judith's paintings can be found on display in a variety of corporations in the Boston area.
Judith's work has been on display at the Johnson & Johnson Research and Development Gallery and there have been solo exhibits of her work at the UMass Medical School Hospital in Worcester, the Interchurch Center in New York City, and the Jasper Rand Art Museum, among others. Her work has been part of many group shows and she has won awards such as the Ray Kimmel Memorial Award at the Faber Birren National Color Award Show which was awarded by Roxana Marcocci of the Museum of Modern Art. She also won first prize for her painting "Freed Spirits" for the Brigham and Women's Hospital Card Donation Program, and has given talks on her favorite subject - the pathways of possibility - at the Grace Institute in New York City, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Liaison International.
Judith's work is part of many private and corporate collections including Wellington Management, the Baystate/University of Massachusetts Biomedical Research Institute, Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, RE/MAX Leading Edge, and most recently Chapel Bridge Park Research and Development Campus in Newton, Massachusetts. Also, Baystate Health commissioned to have her two-panel painting "Circles of Light I and II" reproduced onto Plexiglass for their Children's Hospital Specialty Center where it is now on permanent display.
“Circles of Light I and II” | two 30” x 30” panels on plexiglass Commissioned by Baystate Health and now on permanent display
at their Children's Hospital Specialty Center.