Judy has always been interested in symbols and what we can learn from them.
She took a Tarot workshop in the 1980's and fell in love with the cards and their symbolism. From that point on she began
studying the Tarot seriously.
Judy started her journey in the creative
process in the 1970's with Jungian analyst, Gilda Frantz, where she learned to express herself with clay. She was
a student in the Transformative Arts Program at JFK University where she studied the creative process for individuals and
groups. She also was part of a two-year course with Stewart Cubley and Michele Cassou where she was trained as a facilitator
of The Painting Experience.
In addition to Tarot and creative process study, Judy's educational background
includes an M.A. in education and an M.B.A. For many years, she held management positions and consulted in the corporate world.
Judy paints, creates handmade artist books, and keeps a visual journal where
she combines images and symbols with words. In her artwork Judy finds that the images of the Tarot archetypes arise naturally.
These images collectively have become over time her own personal Tarot deck.
weaves all of the elements of her background - teacher, corporate manager and consultant, artist - into her Tarot readings.
She is particularly interested in Jungian approaches to the Tarot. She has been giving Tarot readings all over the country
for over 20 years and has worked as a consultant to corporations for over 10 years.
Judy also enjoys
teaching and facilitating workshops in expressive arts. Her painting workshops emphasize the process rather than the product.
She does mural work with groups to deepen the relationships and vision within the group. She has also found visual journaling
to be a powerful force in her own life and loves sharing the process of creating a visual journal with others. In her bookmaking
workshops she teaches participants to create handmade books as an expression of themselves and their hopes for themselves
and the world.
Judy is currently writing a book about the hero's journey where she is incorporating the archetypal
images in the Tarot and in her paintings.
Judy lives in Northern California with
her husband Glen and her dog Zelda. And she loves to laugh!