Judy Largent Treman '66: Color gone wild

Big, bold and colorful—the watercolors of Judy Largent Treman jump off the paper and seize you by the collar. “It’s not the thickness of color but the vibrancy I strive to achieve,” she says. A Puget Sound art minor and a self-taught watercolorist, Judy says her work is a way to celebrate the small wonders she sees in the world. To her, color equals joy, and she pours all she can into each of her paintings.

Judy’s paintings have been selected for many national juried art shows. She is the author of a technical watercolor book, Building Brilliant Watercolors, has taught workshops, and contributed to more than 24 books and magazines on the topics of color, composition, and pushing the limits.

This past summer Judy, a Walla Walla, Wash., native, created her first public art installation for the new dog park there. After rescuing a challenging pound puppy, she realized the need for a dog park in her community. Judy wrote grants that raised more than $35,000 to create the park, then turned her attention to making art for it. She took art welding classes at her local community college and cut silhouetted dogs from sheets of steel with a plasma cutter. The cutouts were powder-coated with bright primary colors and attached to the chain-link fence at the entrance to the park. “It shows you never know where following your heart with your art will take you,” she says. See more of Judy’s art at www.judytreman.com.