Thursday, November 9, 2017

Paintings and murals from 2015-2017

A selection of pieces from the last few years

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Artist in Residence at the Antigonish Public Library

After much anticipation, we are pleased to announce that
Judy Collins is the Artist in Residence at the Antigonish Public Library for the month of October.
The exhibit will be displayed from October 1st - 30th, 2014.
We invite you to enjoy this selection of her works from the last 5 years.
Many of the 34 featured pieces are available for purchase.
If you find yourself interested in a particular piece, you can email Judy at the address in the About Me section of the blog for pricing and sale arrangements.


Our overflowing thanks go to Jason and Jillian Lewis for their generosity in volunteering their time and indispensable assistance installing this exhibit!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Presenting: the perfect gift for children!

Book Release Announcement:

You Have Been Invited!
is now available at and many other fine bookstores.

By Brian Howell and illustrated by Judy Collins Powell

Many years ago I accepted God’s invitation to become His child through faith in Christ, so it was a great pleasure to be asked to illustrate a book of God’s invitations to all men, women and children.

Take a Journey through the Christian faith with a stop at nineteen Scripture-based invitations that are available to all whom accept them.

Working with Brian to arrive at the look he wanted for the book's illustrations was a creative process. Drawing on prayer and our own experiences in growing spiritually, we enjoyed a fun and collaborative unity.

The illustrations especially appeal to children, but the invitations referenced in You Have Been Invited! are extended to all people of any age.

It is never too late to take God at His word and find new life - everlasting life through Jesus, the Creator, and Redeemer!

You Have Been Invited! is available for sale at: 

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You Have Been Invited!  would make a perfect gift for all occassions, for any child.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Paris Café

This recent work of trompe l'oeil was completed on the flat wall of a residential kitchen area. Notice three instances of the existing kitchen features incorporated into the artwork: a bird appearing to light atop the upper cupboards, the actual tile back splash seemingly extended above, below, and down the alley, and the electrical outlet that is almost completely hidden.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Painting sale

Purple and Blue
window; 20 1/2 x 28 3/4 on wood

After the Rain 20x24
with frame, 28 1/2 x 30 1/2

Geranium in Urn 22x28

Studio Still Life 16x20

Morning Tea 16x20

Before the Recital 24x32
on masonite

Still Life with Orchids
painting on wood, 22x28 ; in frame, 26 3/4 x 32 1/2

personalized 11 x 17 prints available

Dark Beauty 12x16

Golden Pears 18x24

In the Garden 3 16x20

In the Garden 4 16x20

In the Garden 5 16x20

In the Garden 6 16x20

Family Outing 11x14

Mabou Harbour 16x20

Melancholy 12x16

Be on Santa's list! Personalize print with the names of your family or friends!
8x10 print; $20
This print accomodates multiple names.

Is Santa is working on presents for you?
Personalize print with the names of your family!
8x10 print; $20

This print accomodates four names.

Shipping not included in listed prices.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kansas City resident boasts multiple murals

This eye catching mural at the top of a staircase provides a
lovely finishing touch, drawing the eye upwards and into the next space.

This ivy latticed archway also provides a charming link between
the living room and kitchen in this Kansas City home.

a faux tapestry wall-hanging

Trompe l'oeil glass cupboards: an affordable alternative to the real thing,
do not need a beautiful set of matching dishes behind them, and require no dusting!

An original morning glory border transforms this bathroom from
basic and plain to interesting and distinctive.

Decorative floral butterfly arch around coat hook nook:
a touch of whimsy and beauty in an otherwise dull and unnoticed location.