"I spent a good portion of my childhood looking up at the clouds and the stars, sending out thoughts that I was ready for my people to come and get me."
- Jude Chase
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ACYRLIC ON CANVAS
20" x 16"
"In 2010 I suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma. Before the injury, I was Lead Clerk in the IT Department at Contra Costa Elections Dept in CA. When I woke from the coma, I didn't know how to turn on a computer. I did, however, remember how to paint and draw."
Jude has spent the past six years taking painting classes, moving around the country, and learning how to use her brain again after her coma. She currently lives in Bethlehem, PA, and has some of her work on display at the Epic Church Art Gallery. She took a watercolor class at the Art Establishment in Fountain Hill, and teaches acrylic painting once a month to a group of five women.
Jude has been creating various types of art since the 1970s. She has used oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints in addition to creating jewelry with glass fusing. In Tucson, AZ, she connected with a painting group, Creative Juice, which helped her creativity flow. Since moving to Bethlehem, Jude discovered that she likes teaching art.
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