About Me and My Work

Judith is a former textile designer who switched to fine art a number of years ago.

Painting is, for me, an instinctive process although direct observation is an important element.  Small sketches and colour notes made when out walking or visiting places of interest are usually the starting point for a painting which is later completed in the studio. 

Working Practices

I tend to paint in blocks of colour using palette knives and brushes.  Sometimes the painting may be quite formal with fairly precise lines, and at other times the oil paint application is of a more fluent, impasto nature. Some paintings can also be more abstract than others, but blocks of colour and calligraphy feature in most of the work.


Exhibition Venues 

I have exhibited or am exhibiting at the following places.

Salon International d’Arts Plastiques in the · South of France ·

Salford Art Gallery the Laing ·

Stockport Art Gallery solo and group exhibitions ·

 Stockport Art Link 

Toucan Art – Cheadle Hulme and Hale. (Mixed) .

The Ucheldre Centre,Anglesey, where in September 2012 I took part in an exhibition with 5 Welsh based artists.

The White Gallery, Bollongton  (Mixed)

Buy Art Fair , Manchester with the Vernon Mill Artists.

'Collect Art "  Solo exhibition Nov. 2010

Stockport Contemporary Open exhibition  July 2011

The Blyth Gallery – Manchester - solo and 2 man exhibitions. 

Mooch Art -  Manchester

Artisan Gallery - Bolton

The Studio Gallery - Warrington

G1 Art = Windermere

Take To Art, Lichfield, Staffs

Eduardo Alessandro  Studio, Dundee, Tayside, Scotland

County Galleries, Altrincham, Cheshire

The Albany Gallery, Cardiff.

Vermilion Gallery, Knutsford, Cheshire

Colourfield Gallery, Poynton, Cheshire

SKarts exhibitions, Stockport Art Gallery

Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Anglesey

The David Hughes Centre, Beaumaris

The Library Gallery, Rhyl, Denbighshire.

Llangollen Library Gallery, Denbighshire

Artifex Contemporary British Gallery, Sutton Coldfield

The Harbour Gallery, Conwy, N. Wales

Gallery 23, Buxton, Derbyshire

Art My Treasure    Wilmslow, Cheshire

The SilverTree Gallery, Cromford, Derbyshire

The Cheshire Art Gallery, Bramhall, Cheshire


  Copyright Judith Donaghy 2014 

July 2014

At the moment I'm working on a new collection of paintings for forthcoming exhibitions  which will be taking place in Macclesfield, Cheshire and  Beaumaris, Anglesey  at the end of August through to the end of September. All work is in oil on canvas.  Hopefully I'll be able to put some images up on the website a little nearer the time.



)ct. 30 2014

You may be interested in  clicking on the new BLOG page. In this, I will try to keep you up to date on painting progress, working towards exhibitions, gallery collections and Open Studios etc. Hope you enjoy catching up on latest developments as they unfold.



Jan. 24 2015

Into the New Year now and working on paintings for several galleries and exhibitions.  At the moment I am in a 'bright' phase and working with a brilliant palette of oil colours.

  I am also doing some work on paper with water based paints for a change. It's a while since I did this and I'm enjoying the challenge. 

____________________________________________________________Anglesy Open Studios opens  on Saturday 28 March. It's quite an experience if you've never been before as the studios are all so different. They include barns and farms, clifftop cottages, houses, shops, garages and village halls and libraries. Not to mention a sample of work from each participating artist in the David Hughes Centre,Beaumaris and Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead.

Most studios are grouped together in clusters for ease of visiting one area at a time. The weather is good(at the moment), the sea is sparkling and you are assured of a warm welcome if you fancy a day out.   

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 2015 

Can't believe we are already half way through the year. The weather is lovely at the moment and perfect for exploring different parts of Cheshire.

 I'm creating new paintings for a solo show in October which will take place in Stockport Art Gallery, East and West galleries.  I'm focusing on locations in the area that I find inspiring and that I can interpret in my own way. These include both  public areas and hidden places and corners that hold some special  meaning for me.

 Make a note in your diary for Saturday 3 October if you would like to come to the preview  at  2pm - 4pm Stockport Art Gallery, Wellington Road South  SK3 8AB. Free admission and large car park.. The exhibition continues to the 11 November.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July.

Several paintings nearing completion or already framed and stored. Will put an example up for you to see as soon as the photos are loaded:)



'A Colourful World

The solo exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery,Wellington Rd.,Stockport  is nearly here with around 60 paintings on display.

 The Preview is on Sat. 3 October from 2 - 4 pm - all welcome. Free car park at rear of gallery, just off Greek Street. The exhibition continues until Wed. 11 November.


October 2015

Stockport Art Gallery solo exhibition continues until 11 November.

Gallery opening times

Tuesday - Friday 1.pm - 5.pm

Saturday 10.30 - 5pm

Sunday      1.pm - 5pm

Monday     Closed



Palette knife painting in oils at the Bramhall Village Club, Lumb Lane, Bramhall. Each Tues. 2 - 4 pm

For further information please email:-


or phone Judith on 07886 338285


If you live in the Altrincham area -  County Galeries have  several of my paintings to view.


4 Oct. 2016

The Harbour Gallery, Conwy have 2 of my latest paintings. They were delivered yesterday. Pop in to see them if you are nearby.



Colourfield Gallery, Poynton also has some of my paintings and The Cheshire Art Gallery, Bramhall.


All the above galleries have a warm and friendly approach to visitors and you are welcome to pop along and browse through the work of many wonderful artists.



 East Cheshire Hospice exhibition in the Town Hall Macclesfield,is now over. It had as usual a wonderfully eclectic display of artwork.  Many thanks to the people who bought my paintings. Next exhibition 2018.


Sun 27 November 2016

The Macc Art Lounge has a wonderful  Winter Exhibition  in the Grosvenor Centre , Macclesfield. opposite Boots the Chemist. Open  11am - 4 pm Thurs - Sat. until 23 December. I will be taking another painting in on Thurs.



Sometimes I do 2 similar paintings to avoid wasting paint on the palette. I would then normally choose to exhibit the one that I considered to have been the most successful. However occasionally I can't choose between them and both offered for sale.


June 13 2017

Just a little update - currently working on 2 large commissions and continuing with workshops and Tuesday knife painting classes.  A workshop yesterday in Whaley Bridge and one planned for Sun.17 September at Stockport Art Gallery. (fully subscribed)


 A few places left on the Sun. 29 October 2017  palette knife painting workshop at Stockport Art Gallery, Wellington Rd Stockport, Cheshire.

 Another workshop planned for Sunday February 18th     11.15am - 3.30 pm.  Contact me for details on judithdonaghy2@gmail.com