Judith Gale was born in New York City in 1989 and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. She engages in naturalist activities such as hiking, tending to gardens, and taking many trips to the beach. Judith’s lifelong interest in the environmental world serves as the lens in which she envisions and creates her art.
Judith is involved in The Molluscan Science Foundation, Inc.; a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of our coral reefs. As Vice President of this organization, her work has led to designing and administering educational materials to stimulate the interest of young children for seashells and our oceans. This involvement has led to the subjects of her recent artwork, “Hidden Wonders," which is inspired by the molluscan seashell’s multitude of colors, patterns, and textures.
As a conservationist and environmental advocate, her oceanic paintings come full circle in reinforcing the educational programs that espouse to “saving our global environment.” By channeling her passionate conservation mission into her art she, explains, "These hidden sources of wonder are gradually disappearing. With the devastation of coral reefs worldwide, mankind is losing some of its most precious spectacles.”
As you gaze upon these works, Judith would like you to keep in mind that all of this would not be possible without the inspiration of our natural world. We must cherish and protect the environment in order to preserve its life and beauty.