Judit Matthews ( Judit Sandor) was born in Szeged, in Hungary in 1975. After leaving school she came to England as an au-pair in her gap year in 1994. Here she met Jim, who is now her husband. They have two children Harry and Emma.
Judit is an illustrative artist working in her studio in Banstead. Her subject matter ranges from quirky illustrated maps to abstract landscapes with lots of little creatures, animals and figures. She loves pattern and colour. Judit uses acrylics, ink with a dip pen and some oil pastels and collage too. She doesn't try to be realistic, She likes to break things down, simplify them. Most of her work has a naive feel. She doesn't pay attention to scale or colour of the real thing.
Judit Matthews took part in Channel 4's Watercolour Challenge in 2001. Her artwork was displayed at The Mall Gallery in 2002. She has also done some book illustrations which were published in Hungary. Her work has appeared in The artist and The Leisure painter magazines. Currently she is a member of the Tadworth Art Group, they have 2 exhibitions annually- May and November. She won the Surrey Life magazin's Landscape painter of the year in 2017; also most recently she has got into the top 10 of the art competition ran by Sheengate Publishing for the Richmond Magazine. This competition was judged by Ken Howard. In 2017 she got into the annual exhibition of the Society of Women Artists in The Mall Galleries.
These days Judit's favourite mediums are pen and ink sometimes with watercolour wash and acrylic on paper or acrylics with ink and oil pastels on woodblock. She loves the vibrancy of the colours you can achieve with acrylic paints and inks. She also makes wall murals for children.