J. PRICE WIESMAN
is recently retired but still works part-time as an artist in charge of a graphics support area at the Georgia Tech Research Institute where her "brush" becomes a "mouse" and her "canvas" a monitor. At GTRI, she uses state of the art computer hardware & software and is venturing into the worlds of multimedia and the WWW which provide other challenging vehicles for Judy’s artistic talents. Before settling in the Smyrna/Atlanta, Georgia area in 1978, she taught art in the Cincinnati public schools and also worked as a graphics specialist for Stanford Research and Control Data while living in Bangkok, Thailand.
Judy’s formal training is in Design and Art Education with 2 degrees from the University of Cincinnati (B.S. in Design & B.S. in Education). She has also been enrolled in the Masters Program at Georgia Tech and is now working in the Certificate Program for Multi-Media.
The recipient of numerous awards and exhibitor of one-person shows, her paintings are found in collections throughout the country, including the Convention Center in Louisville, KY. Bob, Judy’s husband, is the dedicated agent, promoter, critiquer, mat cutter, framer and "gopher". Together, they make a good team.
Judy has long been interested in birds, especially parrots. She has been "capturing" them in watercolor for years, using their bright colors as a needed diversion from her black & white computer drawings. The owner of a formerly "abused" Blue Front Amazon, "Precious", she has developed a real love and insight into the world of exotic birds. In the past, Judy and Bob rescued a neglected adult "Milligold" Macaw and Judy has enjoyed raising both Lady Goulian Red-Headed Parrot finches. Recently she traded some of her work for a Persian kitten; which, combined with their Australian shepherd, Precious and a pair of Gloster canaries, now complete the home menagerie.
This special love for her subject matter keeps her work fresh and exciting; always exhibiting a zest for life and new experience for both herself and the viewer. It is easy to see why she says, "I just can't understand the artist who wonders what to paint next . . . I'm always several paintings behind."