Judy Stevens trained as a fine artist in painting and printmaking at Hornsey College of Art (now Middlesex University). She has worked as an illustrator for many years – her work includes children’s books, cookery books, advertising and regular contributions to The Guardian, Observer and New Statesman magazines.
She likes to combine the traditional methods of English printmakers such as Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden and Clare Leighton – working with wood-engraving, lino cuts and traditional printing presses. She also experiments with computer techniques, giving her work a more contemporary feel.
Judy is inspired by the history along the Sussex and Suffolk coasts and by the eccentricities of life in her home-town, Brighton.