Announcement   Art has always been an integral part of my life. I work in the southwestern santero (saint maker) tradition using mixed media to create art that reflects sacred narratives. My saints, angels, nativities, shrines, nichos and retablos are whimsical creations that tell traditional faith stories. I hope my work makes people smile and makes them think. For me, it is a delightful never-ending journey.

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Art has always been an integral part of my life. I work in the southwestern santero (saint maker) tradition using mixed media to create art that reflects sacred narratives. My saints, angels, nativities, shrines, nichos and retablos are whimsical creations that tell traditional faith stories. I hope my work makes people smile and makes them think. For me, it is a delightful never-ending journey.

Judy King

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Judy King

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Joyful Spirits Designs

I grew up in far west Texas, surrounded by a wonderful mix of cultures, languages and beliefs. I gave up on my childhood idea of becoming Miss Rodeo America to attend Lamar University and study art history. The years between college and the present were filled with numerous courses and workshops focusing on art, faith and spirituality. I began using my art as a form of silent prayer and meditation over fifteen years ago. It expanded into a full-time profession. My work is found in churches throughout the United States and in several private collections internationally.

I live in North Carolina with my husband Tom, an Episcopal priest, and my rowdy dog Pepper. If you don’t find me in the garden or the studio, I’ll be at the local library working my way through the mystery section.

“All the arts … are derived from the breath that God sent into the human body.” Hildegard of Bingen

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  • Judy Gibson King

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Sculptor

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Last updated on February 5, 2011

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All items are shipped fully insured with the US Postal Service. If, for any reason, your package arrives damaged, please e-mail me immediately and contact your local Post Office. So far, everything has arrived safely and I hope that continues.
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