Judy Dodds is fascinated by the power of 'thoughts made visible' and the mystery of the word which communicates across generations.
"As a freelance calligrapher and artist, I love the creative process and the challenge of incorporating a variety of tools, materials and techniques to present the written word. As a Christian, I am so thankful for our awesome God - my creator - who entered into our human experience through Jesus and continues to abide with us and teach us more through eyes of faith and His Spirit. I use calligraphy to explore the integration of message, design and faith. I love to work with scripture as well as texts of ancient or contemporary writers. It is with joy that I create and share my work in the hope of inspiring us to treasure our relationship with God and each other and to encourage us in affirming and celebrating our lives and God's presence in our world."
Judy lives with her husband Jim in St. Paul, MN. She is the mother of two grown sons. In 1984, she opened a full time studio called Penscriptions. As well as her freelance work, Judy has exhibited in many galleries in the greater St. Paul/Minneapolis area in both individual and group shows. Private and commercial commissions are most often on paper, as a broadside or hand bound book, but have also been on walls, wood, stone and furniture. She is a board member of Vine & Branches, A Gallery and Gathering Place, located in Arden Hills, MN.