Judy Choate’s abstract paintings of the desert and mountain regions of the Southwest undulate with striking colors and forms. The self-taught artist was inspired by the vistas she saw while living in Sedona. In 2008, she began painting with acrylics on large canvases. Her favorite subjects were the red rock landscapes, as well as sunsets with their ever-changing colors and shadows. Even today, rocks, skies, mountains and clouds fill her canvases. Her paintings evoke emotion with their brilliant desert hues and strong shapes.
She moved to Tucson in 2011, and her style continues to evolve, showing fresh interpretations of her treasured surroundings.