Steeped in western traditions, Judy Osburn was born in sight of the old, historic Fort Reno in Central Oklahoma. She was six months old when her father set her on a horse, it was to be the beginning of a lifelong career. Judy’s mother, grandmother and favorite uncle (each an accomplished artist) wisely encouraged Judy to continue her love of horses through art. Later Judy would add domestic animals, North American wildlife and birds to her list of subjects.
From preliminary sketches to the final painting, Judy infuses her art with anatomical precision while allowing her subjects the freedom of movement and anticipation, expressed by her lyrical brushstrokes.
I hope to express and share with others my love for horses, animals and birds.
Judy has won numerous awards in a variety of juried shows. In addition to her paintings, she also represents her love of animals with sterling silver and gemstone jewelry.
Judy holds a BFA from the University of Oklahoma and is an emeritus member of Women Artist of the West, a member of American Plains Artists. Judy shows both her oil paintings and sterling & gemstone jewelry at the twice-yearly Oklahoma Artists Invitational art shows.