Artist Bio Judi Lapsley Miller
Judi Lapsley Miller is a Wellington artist and advocate for wildlife conservation. Through her art she tells stories about the world’s endangered wildlife and wild spaces. Freed from the constraints of pure nature photography, Judi exposes her interpretation of the inner world of others – their thoughts and feelings, their hopes and desires – in a form tangible to the human viewer that she hopes engenders empathy with other living creatures.
Judi’s artistic approach starts with a photograph, but through digital photo-artistic techniques she creates fine artworks that are more reminiscent of paintings. Each print available is printed on archival heavy-weight fine-art paper and shipped flat in conservation-grade packaging, or rolled in acid free tissue in a mailing tube. Each print is approximately 33x33cm with the printed area at 28x28cm (except for the two Tūī, that are each 27x40cm).
For artworks featuring endangered wildlife, Judi donates 10% of her proceeds to conservation, including to Forest & Bird.
SWEET DREAMS (RURU)
As golden hour ends and dusk settles, a wee ruru wakes up and prepares for the night. Filling the air with sweet calls to her lover, and sending sweet dreams to you.
RESOLUTE BEAUTY (TŪĪ)
This stunning tūī wears a cloak of iridescent aqua blue. Perched on a lichened branch, this tūī is ready for all comers, steadfast and resolute. This has a print area approximately 50% larger than the other prints for even more tūī goodness!
A portrait of a tiny pīwakawaka nestled in houhere (lacebark). Their feathers reminded Judi of delicate stitchwork so she included a gorgeous embroidered background.
I SPY (RURU)
With eyes as big as saucers, this tiny owl is keeping an eye on you! Ruru or morepork are native to Aotearoa New Zealand, and like all owls, are beloved by New Zealanders.
GRACEFUL SPLENDOUR (TŪĪ)
Swinging gracefully from a lichened branch, a tūī eyes you up, poi hanging from its neck like a punctuation mark. This has a print area approximately 50% larger than the other prints for even more tūī goodness!
About the artist:
Judi Lapsley Miller (www.artbyjlm.com) is a New Zealand photo-artist with the natural world as her inspiration. She strives through her art to advocate for our endangered species by exploring themes like the tenacity of life in the face of environmental destruction, what it means to be endangered, and the post-human world. Many of her images are inspired from experiences with volunteering in wildlife conservation projects, where she has had the extraordinary privilege of working with endangered birds. Photography is just the first step in her creative process – she digitally blends and masks layers of photographs, graphics, scanned ephemera and textures, lighting and colour adjustments, and digital brushstrokes to form an image that is more painting than photograph. In her images she exposes her interpretation of the inner world of others – their thoughts and feelings, their hopes and desires – in a form tangible to the human viewer that engenders empathy with other living creatures.
Judi lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She has been a Forest & Bird member for nearly 20 years.
Please note this art will be shipped to you directly from Judi and will arrive separately from other items in your order.