For several years, Judith Anderson concentrated on paintings inspired by vintage photographs. The first were based on photographs of her husband’s family dating from around 1910, photographs that she had loved since encountering them decades ago. She was strangely moved by these images of people, now gone, who were youthful and full of life when the photos were taken. Lives frozen for a moment and preserved now only by virtue of the photograph. Perhaps the paintings could bring them a bit more to life?
From that original series, Anderson moved on to explore the magic of vintage photographs gathered from various sources: old photo albums of friends, museum collections, and photos discovered online and elsewhere. She was drawn to images that captured an era, a time gone by. The paintings currently on display at Crossroads reflect this interest as it evolved.