My world, as a child, revolved around the magic in Nature. I’m sure that’s true of all children, and perhaps I just never grew up. I still see fairies peeking from under autumn leaves. Animals still talk to me.
I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, which I swear is the most wonderful place on Earth. At 2 ½ my first drawing – a picture of my mother ringing a doorbell, was published. Art, design, and the desire to express my love for living things and color, has always been a primary personal focus. I have been a freelance artist, an award-winning interior and environmental designer, a product designer, and painter. Painting touches my soul. So now you can find me at my Laguna Beach, California studio. From the window you can see a greening, almost vertical mountainside and a wave-shaped rock jutting from its foundation. With this quiet inspiration, I try to recreate just a bit of the beauty life has offered.
Judi McFee Smolin lives in Tustin, California, enjoying her sweet husband, 3 wonderful children, and 4 perfect grandchildren.