Calligraphy by Judy Dodds
Center for Faith and Life
October 22 - December 10, 2010
St. Paul artist Judy Dodds has loved letters, letter forms, words, and design since the third grade. Her interests solidified in 1980 when she attended a Colleagues of Calligraphy meeting and heard a presentation by Donald Jackson, calligrapher to the Queen of England. She has since studied extensively, attended national conferences, taught and served her local guild, Colleagues of Calligraphy. In 1984 she opened her full-time Penscriptions calligraphy studio. Her work has been published by Northwestern Products in St. Paul, MN; The Printery House in Conception, MO; It Takes Two in Le Seuer, MN; and Ardie and Friends in Minneapolis, MN. Her work also appears in The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy and Illuminated Letters and is owned by individuals, businesses, universities, and churches throughout the United States and abroad.
“The power of ‘thoughts made visible’ and the mystery of the word as a vehicle of communication lead me on a wonderful journey as I merge message and technique into a finished piece. Each piece brings exploration, inspiration and discovery — on a spiritual level as I lean on God and on a concrete level as I work with my tools and experience. My work is a celebration of life’s journey with God and with others.”