Judith Ann Barton was born in West London and was educated at Ashford (Middlesex) Grammer School. Inspired from early childhood by her mother Roberta, Judith was encouraged in all aspects of the arts. She attended Twickenham Art School before joining a group of portrait painters from London. They worked together successfully for almost a decade on commissioned and exhibition work both in England and abroad.
    Judith won her first exhibition acclaim at 18 by winning the Havant Art Award for portraiture, the picture was entitled The Toy Maker. It was so well received that it made the headlines in the local newspaper.
    Since then Judith has encompassed the arts as a whole, including the teaching of painting, drama and the speaking of verse and prose, for which she and her pupils have won numerous prizes and awards whilst teaching at Bemridge Public School on the Isle of Wight (founded by John Ruskin to encourage artistic creativity). Judiths students gained great results, many of them inspired to embrace the arts for their future careers.
    Art awards include the Lucas Award for Portraiture, on two occassions the Isle of Wight Art Society Peoples Choice Award. At the Mall Galleries London the Society of Women Artists President and Vice Presidents Choice Award for the best art work in the Exhibition, the SWA Peoples Choice Award (this award is from those who view the exhibition this was won twice), the Daler Rowney Prize, the Windsor and Newton Choice Award. The 01784art.com Award for the most original painting in the exhibition, this was for her inspirational body of work in the Once Upon a Time Series, the picture was entitled Old Mrs Little and Jimmy.
    Judith exhibits regularly at the Mall Galleries and has hung with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Society of Women Artists, the Not the Turner Prize sponsered by the Daily Mail, and the first of the groundbreaking Threadneedle Figurative Prize Exhibitions for which she had two paintings selected out of just 61 artists from a submission of over 2800 works.
    Judith has been nominated for and won many awards over
    the years, most recently the Society of Woman Artists,
    Barbara Tate Award for her piece 'Birthday Girl' for which she was presented with the award by
    HRH Princess Michael of Kent.
    A snapshot of Judith's awards include:
    2004 - Society of Woman Artists
    President and Vice Presidents Choice Award
    For "Best Work of Art"
    2005 - Society of Woman Artists
    Daler Rowney Award
    2008 - Threadneedle Figurative Prize
    For "Siblings in Black Hats"
    2010 - Society of Woman Artists
    Winsor and Newton Choice Award
    For "Siblings in Wedding Hats"
    2010 - Society of Woman Artists
    Peoples Choice Award
    For "Siblings in Wedding Hats"
    2012 - Society of Woman Artists
    Barbara Tate Award
    For "Birthday Girl"
    Judith Barton will appear on TV's "Show Me The Monet"
    on Monday 16th July 2012 - View Details
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