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Blue Lavender Gallery - Judy Maples - March 2023

Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist in the "Blue Lavender Spa Gallery," Judy Maples.

an abstract painting of blues and yellows with white swirls
"Neopolitan" by Judy Maples

About the Artwork

Title: "Neopolitan"

Media: acrylic

Size: 24" x 36" x 1-1/2"

Price: $300

photograph of artist Kelly Bryant

Artist Bio

Judy Maples

In addition to creating art, Judy Maples has several passions, one of which is saving dogs. In fact, Judy fosters dogs regularly and has pictures of every one of the 85 dogs she’s fostered. She is also a grammar nerd and admits to being a “recovering proofreader.” Judy is a nature lover who prefers being outdoors (as long as it doesn’t involve exercise). Thanks to the music of the Foo Fighters, her most recent passion inspired her to take drum lessons.

Her primary passion, though, continues to be the mid-century modern aesthetic, including abstract paintings of that era, especially those of Mark Rothko.

In 2022, Judy took a workshop on the Principles of Abstraction led by Larry Moore, and that’s when she was “bit by the bug.” She now spends most of her free time painting and creating art. “There’s a healing power and a sense of calm that only a brush on canvas can give,” she explains.

Judy was thrilled (and she confesses is still in disbelief) to have won first place in the amateur division at the 2022 South Carolina State Fair for her painting, “Concrete and Gold.” It was the first contest she’s ever entered; she said she just can’t wrap her head around the phrase, “award-winning artist.” She says that she gets giddy every time someone buys one of her paintings! Recently, Judy and her paintings were featured in the Art Issue of Chapin Magazine.

Judy’s goal is to improve and grow as an artist creating abstracts that are simple but not basic.

To view more of Judy’s art, follow her on Instagram @JudyMaplesArt or email her directly at


CCAL Gallery Host:

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Blue Lavender Spa is happy to bring the beauty of original art into the spa experience by hosting the art of one of our artists in their lobby each month. We are proud to have Blue Lavender Spa as a business partner and are grateful for their support.

This exhibit features one piece of wall hanging artwork per month.

The gallery is located in the lobby of Blue Lavender Spa and Medical Aesthetics at 1400 Chapin Road in Chapin. It hosts a rotating display with a new piece from a Crooked Creek Art League artist featured each month.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


Interested in becoming a gallery display artist? For more information or to be selected as an exhibit artist, contact our Public Gallery Coordinator.


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