Judy Harden

Welcome to Judy Harden

SITE UPDATED August 15th  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 page.


I have a solo. selling exhibition starting Friday August 21st at the Atrium and Café of the Warwick Hall, Burford. Open from 10.0 am to 4.0 pm. daily. Do come and enjoy a delicious coffee and view the exhibition. It will run for a few weeks, no end date decided yet.