Judy Pelt Memorial Service

January 23rd, 2016 at 11am

Fort Worth Women's Club

1316 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

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Judy Pelt : Biography

Judy grew up in a very creative home. Her father, Red Lobdill was a singer on WBAP Radio of Ft. Worth, while her mother Sylvia, was a painter, a poet, jewelry maker, leather worker and clay enthusiast. It was inevitable that their children would become artists. Today, her brother Jerry is a flamenco guitarist, while Judy and her sister Jill are both painters.

Judy's art became a solace to her during her adolescence when a medicine she took dilated her eyes causing her to spend much of her time indoors. Six years later, she regained her "sight" after being taken off the medication. She became intoxicated by the colors she was suddenly able to see.Today she attributes her color sense to this experience.

Aside from a course in oil she took in high school, Judy is self-taught. She began painting professionally in 1975. For 16 years, she was shown in Fort Worth at the Evelyn Siegel Gallery. Judy was designated as a master pastelist by the Pastel Society of America. She has also had the good fortune to be included in many books.