Throughout her career, painter Judith M. Atkinson has been captivated by the ancient Western world and themes of feminine empowerment, mystical journeys and mythological figures. Her experiences with antiquity, heightened by recent travels to significant archaeological sites such as Delphi, the Parthenon and ruins in Sicily, are brought into her paintings, both abstract and representational. In this body of work, Atkinson dove deeply into a painterly exploration of sacred sites, the cosmos and Greek mythology to create a large-scale installation environment, complemented by a soundscape composed by Joël Tibbits.
Judith M. Atkinson is a Port-Moody based artist whose work ranges from painting, to assemblage sculpture with nontraditional materials, to installation works with sound and dance performances. In addition to exhibiting extensively across the Lower Mainland, she is also a fine art instructor at Langara College, Vancouver, and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, and has been an artist-in-residence with the Vancouver School Board and the Vancouver Parks Board.
All images: Installation view of Judith Atkinson: The Return of the Goddess, exhibition at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, 2018, Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.