On Buffalo: Prehistoric looking creatures that quietly move together in herds, or later, alone when they reach the end of life. I have been very fortunate to be able to express my love for these majestic animals, visually, trying to capture the essence of their spirit. For the past five year it has been an honor to have been painting them, each similar, yet so different. I hope to continue painting and sharing space with these magnificent animals, these messengers of life.
On Bears: Inspired by my dear son-in-law, "Paint a bear for William (my grandson)!" and so began an exploration into bears. I love seeing them in the wild. Although elusive compared to the buffalo, the bear is just as grand and just as sacred. My most valued compliment from a New York painter and Art Critic, Maureen Mullarkey, "They are all great designs. They have a heraldic look - A single bear rampant on a field."
Judith Dragonette is now living full time Jackson, Wyoming enjoying family and wildlife. Dragonette works mainly with oil paint and oil sticks on canvas. Clay and wood sculptures are also a part of Dragonette's repertoire.