Judith Spitz


Several years after college, I began my study and career in art at the Parsons School of Art and Design in New York City. Some years later, life took me to Phoenix, Arizona, a place where peaceful landscapes nourished my soul.
I have continued to hone my painting skills in Arizona, studying with such notable teachers as Gregory Pearce at the Glendale Community College, and David Leffel, Daniel Gerhartz, and John Burton at the Scottsdale Artists School.
Throughout my career I have won many awards at the Arizona Artists Guild, the Glendale Commission on the Arts and various other public competitions. In 2003 I received an “Honorable Mention” from Pastel Journal. This prestigious event draws a submission count of more than 3,000 pastel artists. My pastel, “Sharing the Morning” a mother and daughter vignette, was selected by Ramon Kelley, one of the finest figurative pastel painters in the world. Most recently I was selected as one of the Top 100 artists, 2009 Paint America, Paint the Parks for “Majesty”, an oil painting of a California Condor. As part of this prestigious award “Majesty” will hang at the Kolb House at The Canyon for the public to enjoy and learn from!
I have completed commissions for clients around the country, maintaining a goal of making each painting better than the one before it. I strive to gain the essence of the person or place. In 1990, I was commissioned to create and paint an oil painting for Senator Dennis DeConcini (R-AZ). The subject matter of the painting was a symbolic representation of the bridge between the Judicial and the Legislative branches of government. My interpretation depicted the London Bridge at Lake Havasu; the work is in the Senator’s private collection.
My oil and pastel paintings have been acquired for private and public collections throughout the United States. I continue to work in my Scottsdale Studio, creating works which are increasingly more reflective of the world’s social and economic issues.