Judy Keathley

Artist Statement

I make things with cardboard & papier mache—sometimes I add other odds & ends.

I am inspired by old things—books, toys, photographs, costumes, puppets—as well as the work of many artists—past & present—especially “outsiders” & children .

I grew up in a small town in Arkansas. In those years (I was born in 1947) the public schools did not offer a single art class in grades 1 through 12. It’s so much fun to be working with materials now that I likely would have been offered then, had there been any art classes.

I live in Gainesville, Florida with my partner, a black cat, an orange cat, & a 14 year old hound dog.