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Artists Residency at Kensington Palace
People who fought in wars not the wars themselves need remembering. All over Normandy stark stone graves remind us of the young men who would now be old.
Awarded in 2009 a residency at Kensington Palace by The Prince’s Drawing School. My departure point was to invite a chosen group of veterans with their own unique identities and stories to sit for portraits.
Specific location has been crucial to my most recent work as I continue to focus on the significance of place and history within the landscape. My curiosity about the experiences of my late father Jack Cooper, M.C., a Lieut in 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment know as the Pompadours, in Northern France during WWII started in 2004 just after the 60th anniversary of D-Day. Fascination in the remains of the Mulberry Harbour in Normandy, gave me the opportunity to explore a new and unique environment. Work that is born from fleeting glimpses of the landscape, exposure to the elements of new surroundings. Not picture postcard recordings of any particular vistas, but more a memory of an experience, a culmination of many remembered and hidden elements of the landscape, merged together and embodying a sense of the place.
The resulting work was not only about the landscape as it appears now, but is infused with the history of events that occurred there over seventy years ago.
Judith Green, Judi Green, Judy Green, Judith Green, artist, Gold Beach, Normandy. Chocolate factory studio. Painter and Artist Judith Green, website is living under blue skies. Threadneedle prize, The Prince's Drawing School, Judith Green Artist, Lynn Painter-Stainers,Medici Gallery, Cork Street, her studio is in the Chocolate Factory North London.,