Monday, July 23, 2018


measurements:  66.5 inches high x 53 inches wide  (169 x 135 cm)
An original design inspired by the rural emptiness of the fields and sky of the artist's childhood and current daily surroundings.   The drawing (above) done with French knots refers to the blackbirds that circle over the quiet roads.  Bidwell Road connects Eastern Manitoulin to the centre of the Island.
Materials:  Cotton with bamboo batt
Techniques include pieced half square triangles, reverse applique, tucks, and hand embroidery.
Quilted by hand.

Exhibition Record:

October 2017:  The Cloud in Me exhibition, David Kaye Gallery,  Toronto
July 2018:  In the Spirit of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, Perivale Gallery, Manitoulin island.  Until August 5.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

love meditations

Love Yourself
2018    cotton, stitch, mounted on linen, framed behind glass
48.5 cm h x 48.5 cm w  (19 inches square)

I will always carry you
indigo dye, silk, cotton, stitch, mounted on linen, framed behind glass
48.5 cm h x 48.5 cm w (19" square)

Growing is what Life is For
hand made paper, type writer ink, stitch, mounted on linen, framed behind glass
48.5 cm h x 48.5 cm w  (19" square)
Your Vulnerability Connects you to the Rest of Our Suffering World
antique shattered silk, stitch, mounted on linen, framed behind glass
48.5 cm x 48.5 cm   (19" square)
Love Meditations

available through the Perivale Gallery
the 2018 season - closes shortly after Labour Day in early September 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

my open heart

My Open Heart  2017
58 inches wide by 48.5 inches high or 147 cm x 123 cm
wool with plant dyed silk, silk and wool threads, hand stitched
The circle in a square represents the inner self.  (Carl Jung)

Be sparser

Be emptier
I use a lengthy amount of time and touch

they are gifts for my viewer

This piece was part of The Cloud in Me Exhibition at the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto for the month of October 2017.  It is available by contacting David Kaye.

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Cloud In Me

The Cloud In Me
2017  organic cotton and woman's handkerchief, silk and silk-velvet reverse applique, couching and stem stitch embroidery with silk thread, hand quilted with cotton thread, bamboo batt, linen backing
60" high and 69" wide

Exhibition record:

Part of the solo exhibition the Cloud In Me at the David Kaye gallery in Toronto.
The exhibition took place during th emonth of October 2017.
Available through David Kaye gallery.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Earth and Air

Earth and Air   2017  plant dyed wool, linen damask, machine and hand constructed, hand stitched
94 inches high x 82 inches wide  (238 cm h x 208 cm w) 

Exhibition record;

Month of October 2017:
a key piece for Judy's solo exhibition "The Cloud In Me" at David Kaye Gallery in the Queen West area of Toronto
Fibreworks at the Idea Exchange - autumn 2018

Available: contact David Kaye Gallery.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Basic Goodness

 Basic Goodness
stitch resisted cotton, procion dye, silk and cotton threads
hand stitched

36 inches high x 35.5 inches wide or 92 cm h x 90 cm w
Exhibition record:

Basic Goodness is one of the seven new pieces created for Judy Martin's solo exhibition in October 2017 at the David Kaye Gallery, Toronto.
It is now in private collection.

Click on The Cloud In  Me, to see images and descriptions of the entire exhibition.
October 5 -29  2017  David Kaye Gallery, Toronto

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Witnesses  (Ironing Stories)

three felted vintage ironing pads, one aluminum cloth cover
wool threads, velvet
hand stitched

Hard Twist 12:  Yarn
Gladstone Hotel
Queen Street West
Toronto Ontario

opening September 7 2017
exhibition  August 26 2017 - January 10, 2018