Artist Statement

JUDY NEMER SKLAR is a professional artist residing in Palm Desert, California. She received her B.A from Chapman University, Orange, California and her M.A. from California State University Dominguez Hills. Along the way she has been a proud recipient of grants and scholarships, has shown her work in numerous galleries, won regional and national juried awards, and has been showcased in magazines and brochures.

She paints with bold, bright watercolors on heavy paper and canvas and often incorporates pen and ink, crayons and colored pencils, inspired by fleeting images, fabrics, conversations, a poem or a song.

in 2018 she developed an educational, mindful, creative workshop program entitles, "Embracing A Creative Life Workshops for Health and Wellness." Currently Sklar teaches this workshop in both large and small venues including wellness retreats, hospitals and organizations including Eisenhower Medical Center and the Annenberg Foundation/Sunnylands.

Her art and writing have been featured in both art and wellness magazines and she is currently researching a book based on interviews with mid-life successful artists entitles "Artists Narratives" exploring the artists approach to aging and life's transitions. During the pandemic, Sklar posted sketches daily on social media, culminating in an art and writing project entitles "FeetApart@2020," a view of the artist's life during Covid-19.

In addition, Sklar has just completed the illustrations for an upcoming children's journal to be published in 2022 by Well Beings Studio entitles "I am Enough."

"Like an explosion of stars across the sky, like splattered paint, I keep moving, expanding, leaning into the creative process. I hope to excite, inspire, create and learn; to dazzle with color, smile at whimsy and always fall head over heels in love with art".

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Middle Child

“Like an explosion of stars across the sky, like splattered paint, I keep moving, expanding, leaning into the creative process. I hope to excite, inspire, create and learn; to dazzle with color, smile at whimsy and always fall head over heels in love with art”.  

Judy Nemer Sklar@2018