In 2009, Iris Scott earned her degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington State University. But more importantly she took a decision that affected her entire life. She set her sail about and reached Taiwan to dedicate an entire year in honing her skills at painting at a relatively lower cost of living. But the universe had an even bigger surprise in store for her. All of a sudden one day, when, she was busy correcting a little blob of paint with her fingers on canvas an idea struck her—what if the entire scene is set up on canvas through painting with fingers? This fanciful thought did not take much time to be translated into action and there born the first of the ‘impressionist finger paintings’ series.
From realistic figure paintings of 1980s to experimentations with ‘fingering’ and ‘photocopy’ Judith Ann Braun’s art explored many alleys of life. A journey of both uphill and down dale at different times in her life saw her sometimes expressing herself radically and at other times with more subtlety. Her own life’s tragedies became a soliloquy through her works such as, ‘Weinperson Got Away by the Skin of Her Teat’ and ‘Six Good Cases for Manslaughter’. After a period of severe pecuniary distress and a growing feeling of inner void she consulted tarot in 2003 and picked up one of the most complex cards of the Major Arcana – ‘The Lovers’. But Judith understood the hidden meaning, her creative love was nourished again and the power of life was a victor.