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Meet The Artist Judy Gilman - Botanical Illustration - Gilman Arts

A lifelong resident of the Richmond area, Judy Gilman-Hines was educated at St. Catherineís School and Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. After she raised her family of two sons and two daughters, gardening, art and travel become her passions. Regular trips abroad gave Mrs. Gilman subjects to paint and photograph. Each hobby helped the other.

In 1969, Mrs. Gilman began formal art lessons at The Tuckahoe Womanís Club with teachers Nancy Witt, Barclay Sheaks, Ruth Ensign, Helen Van Wyk, Irene Perry and I-Huing Ju. She attended workshops at Nimrod Hall, in Bath County, VA, Helen Van Wyk in Rockport, MA, and Robert Benton in Gloucester, MA.

Mrs. Gilman studied in gouache, oil paint, pencil, pen, and printmaking but now works exclusively in watercolor. Her first botanical illustration classes were with Barbara Stewart, VA, and James Linton, VA, at her mountain home in Wintergreen. Master classes organized by Dr. Shirley Sherwood were with Katie Lee, New York, Jenny Phillips, Australia, Coral Guest, England and Margaret Saul, Australia. Her current teacher is Juliet Kirby of Williamsburg who teaches the advanced botanical artists at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond.

Mrs. Gilman has had one woman shows, and exhibits annually at The Tuckahoe Womanís Club and around Virginia. Her work is in the permanent collections of Longwood University, Farmville, St. Catherineís School, Richmond, and Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Gilman is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists.

As a Parkinsonís patient, Mrs. Gilman must be extra careful drawing the subjects and handling the paint and flower materials. She hopes to continue to paint as long as possible.

St. Catherine's School, Richmond, VA

Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Certificate of Botanical Illustration - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA

Art Instruction at The Tuckahoe Woman's Club, Richmond, VA:
Nancy Witt

Barclay Sheaks

Ruth Ensign

Helen Van Wyk

Irene Perry

I-Huing Ju

Nimrod, Bath County, VA

Helen Van Wyk, Rockport, MA

Robert Benham, Glouchester, MA

Botanical Instruction:
Barbara Stewart, VA

James Linton Sain, VA

Katie Lee, NY

Jenny Phillips, Australia

Coral Guest, England

Margaret Saul, Australia

Juliet Kirby, Williamsburg, VA

Denise Walser-Kolar, Rochester, MN

Annual Show, Tuckahoe Woman's Club, '69-Present

Nimrod Show, '93, '94

State Arboretum of Virginia, '99 & 2003

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, '99

St. Catherineís School, 2002

Queens University, 2011

Staunton-Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA show "Something to Celebrate", 2014

Permanent Collections:
Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

St. Catherine's School, Richmond, VA

American Society of Botanical Artists - members of Central VA Botanical Artists that wish to sell their work

Crossroads Art Center Richmond, VA

Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen - Gift Shop Only

Chadwick Orchids Richmond, VA

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