Michael Judge grew up in the southeast section of Washington, D.C. and so naturally he found himself immersed in the art provided by the museums of that great city. The National Mall became his passion. Marveling at the paintings and sculpture that surrounded him he vowed to discipline himself enough to create his own images directly from his mind.
It was this early testament to the Masters, which drove him to becoming the uniquely avant-garde artist and photographer he is today. His collectors are drawn to his original and memorable visual images, which can be seen in collections around the globe.
Judge was the only artist chosen to create the 1976/1977 Congressional Calendar for the Bicentennial of the United States of America; of which over 8 million were printed and distributed worldwide.
He has also successfully made a documentary film Tips, which delves into the world of an American Waitress.
His memoir “Captured Horizons: An artist’s journey,” has garnered high praise from critics and a wide range of readers.
Continuing in this vein Judge has recently published his first novel: “The Last Road Trip.”
Currently, Judge resides in the White Mountains in Eastern Arizona where he has his working studio.
Judge’s body of artistic work includes:
The America Portfolio
The Immortals in the 21st Century
Judge’s latest exhibition is a truly exciting and innovative collection of paintings that will enlighten modern man to the vision of the ancient gods. Judge has painted his way into the minds of the Greek Immortals and the final forms will astonish and unite the viewer with Judge’s Gods.
The incredible scope of this exhibition once again challenged him to invent a second groundbreaking style of painting. Reflectivism is a technique where Judge uses light and color to subtly alter each image as you walk by it or towards it. It is new and it is very exciting!
The Book of Time
Judge’s dynamic series of paintings explores his own personal ideology of Time.
The Light Paintings
These paintings are designs created by Judge with light and color. Although abstract by nature, they nonetheless have a lyrical quality not often found in abstract form.
This exhibit is a haunting series of black and white photographs dyed in sepia tones, portraying a city in conflict with technology. It is totally devoid of humanity.
An artistic look at a struggling Poland and her people using muted color as a mood setter.
This exhibition was used by the AFL-CIO Trade Union to raise funds for the Solidarity Movement, led by Lech Walesa during the Polish Revolution.
Out of the Ashes
This exhibition explores the ideology behind re-birth and was captured during the great Malibu Fires of 1993. Exquisitely crafted compositions chronicle an awakening out of destruction.
The International Collection
Judge takes you on a trip around the globe as he captures mesmerizing images. Their beauty, diversity and uniqueness make this an inspirational exhibition.