Judith Ellen Sanders is a painter and writer with a love for the vibrancy of color, the flow of line and design, and the beauty of words. At one point in her art career, Judith became so delighted by the subtle step-by-step changes in the cell that she went to graduate school to study biochemistry. As she studied the molecular world, the flow of molecules looked to her like a graceful dance of synthesis. At graduation she crossed the stage for her diploma and walked back into the studio to bring a nod of yes to the world by putting a lens on synergy and possibility through color, line, words, and design.
A studio artist at an arts center in the Boston area, Judith is also a lending artist with the Corporate Program at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and her paintings have been found on display in many corporations in the Boston area including CB Richard Ellis, BioMed Realty Trust, Carbon Black, Akebia Therapeutics, Boston Properties, The Ariel Group, Anderson & Kreiger LLP, Benchmark Senior Living, and Boston Financial Investment Management, to name a few.
Judith's poem Art Supplies From Heaven, about a joyful excursion to the wonderful (and now sadly closed) New York Central Art Supply was published in the New York Times and her poetry has been published in a variety of other publications as well, including We Ask a Lot of Our Children which was recently published by For Women Who Roar's online literary journal. We Ask a Lot of Our Children is very important to Judith as it is about the horrors of war that are perpetually imposed on the most innocent and defenseless among us, the children of our world.
Judith has been invited to speak in a variety of places including Voices on the Green where she spoke on love and art. She also works with the Heart Center at Boston Children's Hospital, creating and donating heart-themed coloring greeting cards and pages for the children and their families. Over the past several years Judith has also been working with her town school system creating opportunities for children to create large colorful works of art celebrating kindness, cooperation, and the beauty of community creations.
In honor of the Greater Boston Women’s Vote Centennial, celebrating "Women's Voices, One Hundred Years and Counting", two of Judith's posters were selected for the Women's Suffrage Poster Exhibition displayed at Boston's City Hall. During the pandemic, Judith's work was included in Wheaton College's Postcards from the Pandemic , the New Art Center's Peaceful Protest Poster Online Exhibition , and is also now part of the Phillips Collection's Community in Focus, a project of 2020 in pictures - a story of the year with all its dimensions, challenges, and triumphs. "Peace Signs" is under September 18, 2020, the day Judith took the photo.
Judith's work is part of several private and corporate collections including Wellington Management, Baystate/UMass Biomedical Research Institute, Mount Auburn Hospital, and most recently the A.T. Still Medical School in Mesa, Arizona, and Chapel Bridge Park Research and Development Campus in Newton, Massachusetts.