Judi was born in London on 30 June 1940. She showed an interest in paintingand drawing at an early age, dropping domestic science and needlework in favour of extra art classes and technical drawing. Her first commission (unpaid) was for a mural for the school entrance hall.
Leaving school she enrolled in Willesden Technical College doing a foundation year, which included, painting, drawing, pottery, wood carving, design, pleine air plus art history and museum study.
She was trained initially by The Patents Office, London in Technical illustration. Over the years she has worked variously for advertising agencies, architects, a studio pottery, even had a stint in the Fleet Air Arm, all the time keeping up her interest in the arts.
She retired early in 1986 having had her own printing business in Auckland, New Zealand. She took up painting again and became a member of a cooperative art gallery where her works sold consistently to purchasers both local and overseas plus government institutions and were in constant demand. She was involved for some years promoting the arts arranging many exhibitions for local and national artists and galleries. Judi now lives, teaches and paints in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand and her work is now represented by Masterpieces gallery.
She says "There is no deep meaning or philosophy to my work, even or recognisable style, I just paint for my own enjoyment and pleasure and hopefully for others too!"
Her talents include graphic design, classic and traditional painting influenced by the Dutch masters and has even been known to paint some "Genuine Fakes".