Like two threads leading to the same center, Judith Ellen Sanders’ backgrounds in art and science have led her into the studio to convey feelings of abundance and freedom. Inspired by the amazing forms and designs she finds in nature and driven by the desire to depict feelings of renewal and possibility, one begins to see how art, color, and design can simultaneously express the expansiveness of both the inner and the outer worlds.
Sanders' work has been on display at the Johnson & Johnson Research and Development Gallery, and there have been solo exhibits of her work at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute, the Interchurch Center in New York City, and the Jasper Rand Art Museum, among others. Sanders' large painting on paper "Centered Fugue" was chosen by the jury panel of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority for their annual art celebration and display at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
There have also been solo shows of her work at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Gallery, the Bentley College Art Gallery, Baystate/Franklin Medical Center, and the Grace Institute in New York City. Sanders has also been awarded the Ray Kimmel Memorial Award at the Faber Birren National Color Award Show by Roxana Marcocci of the Museum of Modern Art.
Sanders was an artist-in-residence at Leverett Crafts & Arts for four years and she now has a studio at an arts center in the Boston area. She has given talks at the Grace Institute in New York City on the pathways of possibility and at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts on the metaphors for art and life that can be found in the flow, beauty, and manifold pathways of biology and biochemistry.
Sanders' work is part of many private and corporate collections including Wellington Management in Boston, Massachusetts, Baystate/University of Massachusetts Biomedical Research Institute, and the Grace Institute in New York City.