Artist Statement :
I enjoy working in several mediums including water color, inks, oils, acrylics, and mixed media, upon a variety of surfaces. I have created books, poetry, montages, and traditional art work as well as jewelry, soft sculpture, and religious icons. My scope is eclectic, and as I’m more interested in the process than the product, I tend work where I have the most to learn and the greatest enjoyment in understanding something new.
I find everything I learn translates across media and enriches the process. Nothing is ever wasted—all the teachers, fellow artists, gallery wanderings, travel, exposure to other art forms, mistakes and dead end—it all ends up at the end of a paintbrush or key stroke.
I tend to work in fits and starts: after dropping something for a day or two, I often come back to it with new insight on how I want to proceed. Arts can frustrate, but A
art is a positive force in my life and engages my spirit.
Judith Briggs Coker, Norman, Oklahoma, was born in Rutland, Vermont, educated at Boston University, Oklahoma City University, and University of Oklahoma, and over the years, has practiced in various art media, as well as dedicated time to writing fiction. Coker has used her travel photos, genological material, and garden for isubject matter, but her latest interest is in turning her materials toward more abstract compositions, often tinged with social comment.