Judith Blahut

67 Outpost Lane
Hilton Head, SC 29928
Judyblahutstudios.com
judy.blahut@gmail.com
479 903-3642

Growing up in a family of artists made art a very important part of my life. My love of painting landed me at Syracuse University, where I received a BFA in painting in 1984. I have been painting ever since.  I have had a very fortunate and full life that has given me many opportunities for using my creativity and artistic abilities.  I have worn many hats: mother, art teacher, Montessori teacher, head of school and college faculty member.  The hat that never comes off is that of artist.  My paintings are an extension of my emotional and physical life.  They are the most authentic part of me.

Nature has always called to me. After moving to Hilton Head Island four years ago, I became fascinated with the shells and sea creatures that may be found on the beach.  I find them to be full of life even though their life in the sea is complete.  The fractured pieces of shells and corals resemble a small sanctuary filled with secret passageways to be explored. In my recent work, I take these beautiful life forms and transform them into a unique exploration of line and form.  Each shell or coral brings a different story and message.

Shows and Events

October 2018: Hilton Head Town Hall Inaugural Art Exhibit, Hilton Head, South Carolina
April 2018: Featured Artist Art League of Hilton Head, Hilton Head, South Carolina
December 2017: Starbucks Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head, South Carolina
April 2017:  Soba Gallery, Bluffton, South Carolina Annual Judged Show, Second Place Winner
May 2016 – Current: Exhibiting Member The Art League Gallery of Hilton Head, Hilton Head, South Carolina
May 2016- Current: Exhibiting Member SOBA Gallery Bluffton, South Carolina
2005 – 2013: Exhibited yearly at The Walnut Farm Montessori School Annual Art Experience

Education

Master of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with emphasis in early childhood, University of Arkansas: 2012
Montessori Administrator Certification – North American Montessori Teachers Association: 2006
Montessori Primary Teacher Certification –
Maria Montessori Teacher Training Center, North Bay: 1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting – Syracuse University: 1984

 

Examples of My Work: