Judy Marquardt-Regnier is a Northern California artist from Amador County who has been painting for over 40 years. She has studied at Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University, and has Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees from Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida. She has studied painting in Florida with Bob Morrissey, in the San Francisco Bay Area with Bobbie Dixon, Sara Loesch Frank, in Sonora with Doris Olsen and with Julie Trail in Sutter Creek. She is a retired RN, having worked in hospital ICU's, then in home and hospice care for over 30 years. Judy and her husband Ken are now enjoying the beauty of the Sierra Foothills. She is a breast cancer survivor and liver transplant recipient. She volunteers frequently for organ and tissue donation.* PLEASE DONATE LIFE – on the internet – by signing as an organ / tissue donor; you can make a huge difference in up to fifty lives! Click here: donateLIFEca.org and donatelife.net.

Although experienced for many years in unique art through watercolor and other media, she continues to learn and create in her new life. Judy and her husband Ken also design websites for organizations and businesses.

“I began with oils and acrylics many years ago. I only tried experimenting in watercolor (which I considered a more difficult medium) when I relocated to Northern California in 1990. The remarkable light and historical, sweeping landscapes stirred my soul to pour this onto paper…thus began my watercolor adventures! The fun is watching what happens when the colors and water flow together and change on the paper! They consistently do unexpected things, and I love trying to make new things happen with my brushes!

I have had very high quality gicleé prints made of some of my paintings, as well as note cards. These are available for my art loving clients as well as the originals. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do creating them. I am excited about doing more of our Mother Lode/Gold Country hills and Amador County these days! You may see more historical locations in my work.