Judy Harden

Welcome to Judy Harden

SITE UPDATED March 2020  

Judy's career began with a degree course in Textile Design at Leeds University where she won a postgraduate scholarship. She then began her work in retailing, culminating in 20 years as a top specialist in fine antique, portrait miniatures. On retiring in 2010, she returned to painting.

She works from her home studio at Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds, where visitors are welcome, by appointment. She holds Open Gallery days and exhibits locally. Her work has been bought by clients from countries all over the world. She paints in watercolour,  pen and wash and mixed media. Subjects include landscapes, flowers, buildings, still life, animals and genre. Her inspiration comes from the beauty of the English countryside, both her native county Yorkshire, and her home of 24 years, the Cotswolds. Colour is the most important factor in Judy's painting, which comes from her years as a designer. Light and textures are also vital, she leans towards a strong colour palette which gives her paintings a fresh, lively quality.

She is a member of,  The 'Windrush Artists', 'Fosse Way Artists,' and 'North Cotswolds Arts Association' 

Greeting cards and Giclée Prints,  are available of many of the paintings, these are marked in the descriptions on the Gallery pages.

2020 EXHIBITIONS  More may be added later

Easter Exhibition in my Home Gallery at Bourton on the Water.Friday April 10th-Saturday 18th. Open 10.0 am-5.0 POSTPONED

Solo Exhibition for Oxford Artweeks, at The Gauntlet Room and Café Atrium of the Warwick Hall, Burford .Monday May 11th -Saturday May 16th. Open 10.0a.m.-5.0 pm. CANCELLED

With The Windrush Artists at the Slaughters Inn, Lower Slaughter. Thursday July 9th -Sunday July 12th. Open 10.0am.-5.0 pm. Late night 9th. till 7.0 p.m.

With The Fosseway Artists, The Warwick Hall, Burford. Tuesday 28th July-Sunday 2nd August.

With the NCAA, The Warwick Hall, Burford. Monday August 24th - Saturday 29th August. 10.0 am-5.0 pm.

 Please contact me for details, all exhibitions are free entry.


I have sadly, had to cancel the first two exhibitions of the year and others may also have to be cancelled or postponed. I now have all my recent work on this web-site and am available on e-mail if you would like to discuss it. judy@jbharden.plus.com