The artist: Judy Newcomb of Smartville |

The artist: Judy Newcomb of Smartville

What is your career and your current job title? Homemaker – artist.

Describe in a sentence or two your art. Stippling, a difficult and largely abandoned art form. Requires a magnifying glass and endless patience. I sketch out the picture with pencil and then fill in the dots, tens of thousands of dots.

How long have you been working in this discipline? Approximately three years.

Why do you do it? It is pure enjoyment to me, a way to clear my mind. It is very restful to me.

What do you hope to accomplish? To glorify God through Jesus Christ, my Savior.

Do you create your art with an exact message you want the viewer to receive? The messages are varied – floral arrangements, individual flowers, whimsical frogs, whimsical wildlife, generally very happy landscapes.

Where do you want to be with your art and where your works are seen? I want my art to be seen wherever people need a lift – in fine art studios, gift shops or wherever. My art is to glorify the Lord and bring a smile to people’s faces who view it.

What kind of special training did you take? Two years at Washington State University and one year at Sierra College, plus a lifetime of drawing for my own pleasure.

What’s your favorite part of your endeavors? The joy on the faces of those who appreciate what I am creating.

What’s your least favorite part of your endeavors? The endless dots!

How many hours a day, or more appropriate, a week, do you spend on your work? About 40 hours or so.

Do you consider it hard work and could anyone do it? No, not hard. It helps to be a little OCD!

Any other comments you’d like to include? My work is at BriarPatch for the month of October, Enchanted Florist and Reflections Beauty Salon in Penn Valley and at the Bella Fine Art Gallery in Newcastle. My work is also on and


To suggest a creative talent who should be profiled in this feature, contact Pam Jung at or 477-4232.

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