Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Judy Schafers grew up in the countryside on her parent’s farm near Barrhead, Alberta. Judy and her husband Shane now reside on a farm near Villeneuve in the idyllic Alberta countryside. Judy’s key artistic influence has always been Mother Nature. Judy credits her parents for allowing her the freedom to immerse herself for countless hours exploring the Hemmerling farm, where she explored every rock, flower, country road and pond she could find. It was this solitary process of analyzing the rural landscape that provided the catalysts for Judy’s future artistic philosophy. Judy has always been inspired by the energy of plant life, of beautiful gardens, and the vast, ever changing Alberta skies. Her work is represented in numerous collections around the world and has won a variety of awards including Finalist for Canadian Brushstroke Magazine’s Painting Competition.
We respectfully acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis peoples. As treaty People, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, we share the responsibility for stewardship of this beautiful land.