Judy Deisher



After attending the school of the Dayton Art Institute, I became a figure artist, working first in clay, then more recently in pastels and pen and ink. I studied several years with artist Steve Perucca in Middletown, Ohio.

I have participated in many national and international competitions, winning awards and selling pieces. In 2004, I mounted a one-woman show featuring the female figure. In 2005, I collaborated with a fellow artist on a two-woman show called “Hidden Treasures”, also about the female figure. My pen and ink piece, Midday, received the Adela Lintelmann award from the Pen and Brush Society in Greenwich Village, New York. Recently, my work Beautiful Redemption was accepted into the national traveling exhibit, “Redeeming Beauty, Religious Works by Contemporary Artists”, which toured nationally for two years.

I consider myself to be a life-long student of the visual arts, avidly collecting art books and attending life drawing sessions at the local art center. I am currently working on a series of fanciful mermaids in pastel and pen and ink.

I live with my husband Phil and four cats in West Alexandria, Ohio.