Flint Hills Gallery, 321 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas 66845
Judith Mackey, a professional of more than 40 years and a native Kansan who resides in the Flint Hills of Kansas, paints what she is most familiar with – landscapes of the prairie, working cowboys, and the ranch life that surrounds her rural chase county home.
Self taught the first 30 years of her career, after which time she sought out the tutelage of her favorite contemporaries, Michael Lynch, Dan Gerhartz, Wayne Wolfe, Jim Wilcox, Ralph Oberg, Skip Whitcomb, Ron Riddick, and Matt Smith. These associations have made Judith aware of her possibilities in both technique and subject matter, have broadened her vision, enhanced her talent and renewed her inspiration for painting.
Her works are sold nationally and internationally through six galleries including her own. Her work hangs in the Kansas State Capital building and is part of the permanent collection of Cedar Crest, the official residence of the governor.
The inspiration before me is never ending. I wake in the morning with beautiful sunrises on the prairie and go to bed with the sun setting on the prairie. I am truly blessed. I consider it both a duty and a pleasure to attempt to record on canvas the beautiful scene God has shown me.
I feel I am richly blessed, I live where I want to live, paint what I want to paint, and am eternally grateful to God for all of this.