Judith Leeds is a nationally and internationally known award winning artist.

She has created almost 3,000 book jackets including many best sellers such as THE COLOR PURPLE. Her work as appeared in both national and international magazines having one many prestigious awards and medals. Judith was named by PRINT Magazine as being among the elite group of American artists who had created the most innovative designs in the United States, spanning a period of 40 years.

Judith has now turned her talents to painting portraits, landscapes and still lives. Her efforts have been rewarded with numerous awards and medals including Best of Show three times from the Pastel Society of New Jersey. She has received the honor of becoming a Signature Member of that organization. In 2010 & 2012 her work was accepted into the Pastel Society of America’s prestigious annual juried show. She has been elected as Associate Member of that organization. In 2012 she recieved the Audubon Artist’s 70th Annual Silver Medal of Honor. In 2013 she was awarded an honorable mention from the Portrait Society of America. Her work is in the permanent collection of The Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Judith Leeds’ on her paintings.

Working in both pastels and oils, Judith’s art reflects her up-beat and colorful view of the world around us.

“I especially love painting people in their personal comfort zones.  People have their lives etched into their faces.  To me that is true beauty.  It’s the intimate moments that define a life and I try to capture these fleeting impressions in my paintings.”

She graduated cum laude from Boston University’s School of Fine Arts, and is currently living in Montville, New Jersey, while serving on the Board of Directors of the Pastel Society of New Jersey.

Her work can be found in both public and private collections.