Judy Kieta LaTorre

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“My goal is to allow the viewer to take a moment and to appreciate the scenes that surround them every day.”

Starbucks Newtown by Judy Kieta LaTorre
Starbucks Newtown by Judy Kieta LaTorre

Judy was raised in Western Pennsylvania where her creative spirit was inspired by the landscapes and history of her home town.

Although she enjoyed painting and drawing throughout her childhood, she chose Medical Technology as a profession and received a B.S from St. Francis College, Loretto, Pa. in 1979. The artist worked as a research scientist until the birth of her first child in 1988.

For 20 years, Newtown, Bucks County Pa. was her home. The paintings she created during that time reflect her emotional ties to the community. Throughout those years she contributed to the preservation of the historic landmarks in Bucks County.

From 2005 to 2010 Judy donated a painting to the annual Pearl S. Buck Foundation’s “Tastes of the World “event and auction. She was given the rare privilege to photograph the interior rooms of the estate.

In addition, her work is displayed in public and private collections throughout Bucks County and Philadelphia including the Tyler Estate on the Campus of Bucks County Community College. Juried exhibits included Phillips Mill, The Philadelphia Sketch Club and “Ellarsie” Open at the Trenton Museum. LaTorre has had many solo and group exhibitions throughout The Delaware Valley.

She was commissioned by Stuckert and Yates Attorneys in Newtown in 2003 to create “Marshall Law,” one of the Miles of Mules’ sculptures .She is featured in a book commemorating the event.

The artist relocated to the Pittsburgh area in 2010, but returned home to Newtown in March 2014.

Working exclusively in watercolor, she captures mood through her treatment of light. Her careful observation of sunlight and perspective create works that radiate warmth. Given the fine detail rendered in each scene, coupled with the changing effects of sunlight, her work can be considered a combination of realism and impressionism.  Judy Latorre Artist

Solo Exhibits
Tyler Tasting Party 2003, 2007 Solo exhibit “Tyler Gardens” “Whippet Guardians” Works are now part of the Tyler Hall Permanent collection Pearl S. Buck Foundation “Tastes of the
World Party”, May 2006 ,2007,2008,2009,2010

Miles of Mules 2003 Public Arts Project
“Marshall Law” – Sponsor Stuckert and Yates Attorneys, Newtown Pa.

Countryside Framing, Newtown    December 2006,    April 6, 2007 “Timeless Impressions” Canal Frame,
Washington Crossing Pa Sept. 2004 ” Educational Testing Service-Princeton, NJ. – October 2001
Canal Frame-Craft Gallery, Washington Crossing Pa. March 2001 Washington Crossing Visitor Center,
PA, March 1999
Northampton Cultural Center, Artist of the Month,    May, 2008 October 2000,1999

Juried Shows
Phillips Mill, New Hope Pa. – September 1996,1998, 2000,2003,2008,2014 South Hills Art League
September 30 2012
28 West Second Street Greensburg Pa. April 2011 Delaware City Arts Center May 2009
Philadelphia Sketch Club March 2009 The Art of the Flower Tinicum art Festival July 2008
Philly Arts for ALS Meadowlands Country Club May 6, 2007 Visual Passages A Historical Perspective
Canal Frame-Craft April 2007
Bucks County Historical Society, Canal Frame-Craft May 2003 Ellarsie Open- The Trenton Art Museum,
Trenton NJ-February 2000 Louisa Melrose Gallery, Holicong, Pa.- September 1999
Market Day, Newtown, Pa. September 1998,1999,2000 New Century Art Show, Lambertville, August 1998
Doylestown Art League Exhibit-September 1997 Artsbridge at Prallsville Mill -June 1997
Art At Friends, Newtown, Pa.-March 1996 Nova Galaxy 95, Doylestown Pa.-April 1995

Group Shows
South Hills Art League, The Galleria May 2012 South Arts, Cinco de Mayo May 5 2012 Washington
Historical Society Sept.2011
Art All Night Pittsburgh Pa. April 2011
Varied Vistas-Radclyffe Gallery, Lahaska, Pa. March 2004 Countryside Framing, December, 2004, 2003,
Countryside Framing September 2003, 2002
Canal Frame-Craft December 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 Artsbridge at Washington Crossing,
Pa. September, 1997
River Run Gallery, Lambertville, Pa- September 1997

Watercolor instructor children and adults
Works published in a calendar series by Prudent Publishing 1993 through 1998
Frame Design  Countryside Gallery Newtown pa. 2014
Graduated from St. Francis College, Loretto, Pa. B.S in Medical Technology

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