Judith Harmon Hertzi
Birth Date: August 26, 1931
Death Date: May 11, 2011
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Judith Harmon Hertzi lived in Canton, Ohio. A graduate of Kent State University with degrees in Botany, Art Illustration and Education, Hertzi taught in various schools and museums throughout the area. Her early years were spent in the woods – hiking with her parents – and it is from that experience that she draws her inspiration. Trees, birds, flowers and plants, water, wind and sky have been the touchstone of my creative expression and it is to these elements that I work with greatest energy. Color and interaction of light with form become the purpose and goal of each painting. Hertzi developed a batik technique using heavy watercolor paper, wax and transparent ink. After several applications of wax, the wax is removed creating an exciting textured appearance.