JUDY BELASCO
Kidney Pond, Baxter
oil on linen, 20 x 38 inches
$5500
JUDY BELASCO
Quoddy Head
oil on linen, 40 x 40 inches
$6800
JUDY BELASCO
Misty Surf, Schoodic
oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches
$5400
JUDY BELASCO
Sunset, Baxter
oil on linen, 14 x 29 inches
$3800
JUDY BELASCO
Schoodic Tide Pool
oil on linen, 12 x 24 inches
$2200
JUDY BELASCO
Waterslide, Baxter
oil on linen, 28 x 17 inches
$4200
JUDY BELASCO
Beaver Stream, Baxter
oil on linen, 30 x 20 inches
$4800
JUDY BELASCO
Two Waters, Schoodic
oil on linen, 32 x 22 inches
$5000
JUDY BELASCO
Still Lake Interior
oil on linen, 22 x 44 inches
$6500
JUDY BELASCO
Silver Schoodic
oil on linen, 18 x 30 inches
$4400
JUDY BELASCO
Rocky Pond
oil on linen, 10 x 22.5 inches
$1750
JUDY BELASCO
Daicy Pond, Baxter
oil on linen, 14 x 30 inches
$3400
JUDY BELASCO
Schoodic Cobble Beach
oil on panel, 15 x 24 inches
$3000
JUDY BELASCO
Schoodic Seas
oil on panel, 13 x 9 inches
$1600
JUDY BELASCO
Moon Over Schoodic
oil on panel, 10 x 7 inches
$1200
JUDY BELASCO
Longest Wave
oil on linen, 28 x 38 inches
$5700
JUDY BELASCO
Hudson from Bear Mt. Bridge
oil on linen, 10 x 9.5 inches
$900
JUDY BELASCO
Atlantic Fall Ocean
oil on canvas, 22 x 34 inches
$5600
JUDY BELASCO
Interior Maine
oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches
$4500
JUDY BELASCO
Katahdin
oil on panel, 14.5 x 36 inches
$4800
JUDY BELASCO
Maine Inland Pond
oil on panel, 22 x 27 inches
$4400
JUDY BELASCO
Springtime at the Farm
oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches
$1500
JUDY BELASCO
Schoodic Island Cliff
oil on panel, 12 x 22 inches
$2300
JUDY BELASCO
Schoodic Mid-Tide
oil on panel, 20 x 22 inches
$3400
JUDY BELASCO
Prospect Hayfield, Maine
oil on panel, 12 x 30 inches
$2900
JUDY BELASCO
Inlet from Island
oil on canvas, 10 x 22.5 inches
$1900
JUDY BELASCO
Fish in Pond, oil on panel,
8.5 x 5 inches
$550
JUDY BELASCO
Late Sun
oil on panel, 4.5 x 6 inches
$400
JUDY BELASCO
Venice
oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches
$1700
Judy Belasco
Chartes
oil on panel, 12 x 7 inches
$1200
JUDY BELASCO Kidney Pond, Baxter oil on linen, 20 x 38 inches $5500
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JUDY BELASCO Quoddy Head oil on linen, 40 x 40 inches $6800
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JUDY BELASCO Misty Surf, Schoodic oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches $5400
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JUDY BELASCO Sunset, Baxter oil on linen, 14 x 29 inches $3800
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JUDY BELASCO Schoodic Tide Pool oil on linen, 12 x 24 inches $2200
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JUDY BELASCO Waterslide, Baxter oil on linen, 28 x 17 inches $4200
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JUDY BELASCO Beaver Stream, Baxter oil on linen, 30 x 20 inches $4800
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JUDY BELASCO Two Waters, Schoodic oil on linen, 32 x 22 inches $5000
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JUDY BELASCO Still Lake Interior oil on linen, 22 x 44 inches $6500
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JUDY BELASCO Silver Schoodic oil on linen, 18 x 30 inches $4400
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JUDY BELASCO Rocky Pond oil on linen, 10 x 22.5 inches $1750
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JUDY BELASCO Daicy Pond, Baxter oil on linen, 14 x 30 inches $3400
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JUDY BELASCO Schoodic Cobble Beach oil on panel, 15 x 24 inches $3000
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JUDY BELASCO Schoodic Seas oil on panel, 13 x 9 inches $1600
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JUDY BELASCO Moon Over Schoodic oil on panel, 10 x 7 inches $1200
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JUDY BELASCO Longest Wave oil on linen, 28 x 38 inches $5700
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JUDY BELASCO Hudson from Bear Mt. Bridge oil on linen, 10 x 9.5 inches $900
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JUDY BELASCO Atlantic Fall Ocean oil on canvas, 22 x 34 inches $5600
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JUDY BELASCO Interior Maine oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches $4500
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JUDY BELASCO Katahdin oil on panel, 14.5 x 36 inches $4800
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JUDY BELASCO Maine Inland Pond oil on panel, 22 x 27 inches $4400
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JUDY BELASCO Springtime at the Farm oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches $1500
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JUDY BELASCO Schoodic Island Cliff oil on panel, 12 x 22 inches $2300
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JUDY BELASCO Schoodic Mid-Tide oil on panel, 20 x 22 inches $3400
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JUDY BELASCO Prospect Hayfield, Maine oil on panel, 12 x 30 inches $2900
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JUDY BELASCO Inlet from Island oil on canvas, 10 x 22.5 inches $1900
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JUDY BELASCO Fish in Pond, oil on panel, 8.5 x 5 inches $550
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JUDY BELASCO Late Sun oil on panel, 4.5 x 6 inches $400
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JUDY BELASCO Venice oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches $1700
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Judy Belasco Chartes oil on panel, 12 x 7 inches $1200
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Judy Belasco Biography

Judy Belasco (b. 1942) paints subtle, yet majestic coastal scenes. She spends her summers exploring the coast of Maine in search of these special places. With camera and sketchbook in hand, she captures the moment, and then recreates the experience on canvas back in her studio. She has also recently returned to her former engagement with plein air painting.

Belasco is drawn to places where the interplay of water, sky, and light are shaped by atmospheric weather. She uses fog or mist to separate foreground from the background, reality from spirituality. Her goal is to create a place where these two realms coexist. Belasco achieves this harmony by using a sophisticated color palette that subtlety binds them together.

Belasco grew up surrounded by art and knew at an early age that she wanted to be an artist. Her family lived in artist’s colonies in Germantown, Pennsylvania, during the winter, and Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Maine during the summer. Belasco’s  father, Oliver Nuse, and her grandfather, Roy C. Nuse, were both fine artists. Roy was a Pennsylvania Impressionist of the New Hope School and taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. As a child, Belasco remembers being in awe of the beauty of his paintings.

Belasco won a scholarship to the Philadelphia College of Art where she studied painting with Louis Finkelstein and Joseph Fiore. She eventually switched into Photography to work with the notable teacher Ray Metzger.  In 1972, a photograph by Belasco was included in a prestigious exhibit at MOMA of noted photographers titled “About Women.” Belasco also studied with five teachers at the Maine Photographic Workshop, most notably John Paul Caponigro.

She received her BFA in 1972 from the Philadelphia College of Art, which is now University of the Arts.

Belasco returned to plein air oil painting in the 1980’s. She honed her color theory and painting technique by studying with noted Maine artist Linden Frederick for several years.

Belasco was an art teacher at the Germantown Friends School, a Quaker preparatory school, a position she held for 32 years. In 2008 she retired to focus fulltime on her painting.

Belasco divides her time between Philadelphia and Maine, where she loves to explore the woods and coastline. She credits her family’s artistic legacy for shaping her love of nature and the arts. Belasco feels spiritually connected to nature through her painting and hopes to share that experience with others.

Judy Belasco sees and celebrates the beauty found in nature, capturing subtle shifts with a keen eye and sensitive hand. Belasco brings a timeless aspect to each painting: an experience one is fortunate to witness. The completed pieces are devoid of irony, sensationalism and showmanship and convey a welcome sense of relationship to the natural world. Emily Brown, faculty; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and University of the Arts
“The longer you look,” Belasco has said, “the deeper and deeper you go.” The same can be said of these remarkable paintings. They draw us into landscapes we thought we knew but now see with greater depth and renewed wonder. — Carl Little, Courthouse Gallery Catalog 2018
Belasco’s works echo the scale and converging horizon perspective of Martin Johnson Heade (1819–1904), whose salt marsh scenes marked a high point of American painting. Belasco’s paintings are surprisingly free of angst despite their dedication to detail and brushwork precision.  Daniel Kany, Maine Sunday Telegram
 

Publications

Exhibition Catalog 2022
Judy Belasco: The Back of Beyond
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Exhibition Catalog 2018
Judy Belasco: The Mystery of Light
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Exhibition Catalog 2013
Judy Belasco: Maritime Light
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