Jude Welter Studio

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Artist's Statement:

'I was born in Montana and raised in a beautiful valley beneath Mt. Haggin, a peak in  the Pintler Range.  I woke up every day seeing nature and observing the many changes.  This has always been the joy of being an artist, to attempt to capture what impressed me as a young person hiking in those Montana hills and valleys.

Living my adult life in Oregon has been a true gift, not only visually but in the opportunities which came about  for myself and family.   I have been doing art professionally since 1975.    Courses in graphic art helped me to use my pen and ink skills to work as staff artist for a prominent advertising business in Portland, Oregon.  There really was such a thing as  cut  with exacto knife,  and paste with rubber cement!

 In the 1980s, my family and I ventured into the historic world of Oregon City and ran a successful restaurant and gallery combination.  It was a wonderful experience to combine a small eating establishment with fine art in the historic Captain Fellows House on the Willamette River.  

I also began teaching painting classes through the community education programs. This is something I've loved to do since 1985!

Currently I show through my own studio near Beavercreek, Oregon.  I would love to have you visit, just leave your message on my contact page!