Born in London, Janet Judge trained as a sculptor and studied etching before travelling and then working as a primary school teacher. Having always loved watercolours she started to paint during a break from teaching and rapidly developed her love of the freedom and pure colours of the medium.

She has been a professional artist for over 10 years. She works from life, spending time setting up and arranging her subject before starting work with pencil drawings and quick colour and compositional studies. By the time she starts to paint she knows her subject and what she wants to say about it.