Judith Tutin was born in Wexford, Ireland. She completed a BA in Art and Design Education at the National College of Art and Design, with painting as a chosen studio practice. Subsequently she gained an MA in Art in Education at the Institute of Education, University College London.
Her painting is semi-abstract, influenced by abstract expressionism, especially the work of Rothko and the idea of colour as a spiritual experience. She searches for a light source in her work, an emergence of light from layers of texture and structure. She is strongly influenced by religious painting and the richness of art history's Catholic heritage. Visually she takes note of decaying buildings, the passage of time, nature acting on surfaces where art stands the test of time. Nowhere is this more explicit than in Italy where she has frequently travelled. She is a practising Catholic and has undertaken may commissions for religious purposes. She has also presented a paper on The Body in Catholic Art at the iJade conference and continues to have a keen academic interest in this topic in Art History.
She has been a secondary school art teacher throughout her 20 year career and is currently Head of the Creative Faculty at Truro High School for Girls, where she has tried new skills such as Cyanotype Photography and Puppetry. She has worked extensively in Cyanotype since 2017 which now makes up a significant portion of her art practice.
She had no connections with Cornwall when she and her husband decided to move to the county in 2010, but found it a 'home from home' with its similarity to South East Ireland. The coastal landscape of Cornwall, the Celtic history and the vibrant art scene have made Judith feel very settled here.
Painting, Cyanotype photography
May 2011 - Krowji Open Studios
June 2011 - Our Lady of the Portal and St Piran Catholic Church, Truro
Open Studios Cornwall 2011; 2012
2019: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (4-24 May)
Krowji Artists 2011