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How lockdown transformed my art into a business

Mill Hill artist Judy reveals how the pandemic transformed her artwork from hobby to vocation

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By Judy Century 18 February 2022

My name's Judy and I'm an artist based in Mill Hill, who used my time on furlough from my corporate job during lockdown to reignite my passion for art and turn it into a business idea. I’ve always crafted and painted in my spare time, but until lockdown, I didn’t have the headspace or opportunity to pursue it more seriously and to do what I love every day. My name's Judy and I'm an artist based in Mill Hill, who used my time on furlough from my corporate job during lockdown to reignite my passion for art and turn it into a business idea. I’ve always crafted and painted in my spare time, but until lockdown, I didn’t have the headspace or opportunity to pursue it more seriously and to do what I love every day. 

I now paint and draw from my studio at home, and sell my work online, at exhibitions and in galleries. My focus is on creating bold, abstract, floral-inspired paintings which are vibrant and fun. I also enjoy doing commissions to create bespoke artwork to match clients’ styles and décor. I now paint and draw from my studio at home, and sell my work online, at exhibitions and in galleries. My focus is on creating bold, abstract, floral-inspired paintings which are vibrant and fun. I also enjoy doing commissions to create bespoke artwork to match clients’ styles and décor. 

I’m currently exhibiting as part of the Finchley Arts Depot Winter Showcase alongside other artists and crafters from the local community. I have a range of colourful artworks at Judy Century Art or you can follow me on Instagram @judycenturyart for more behind the scenes action! I’m currently exhibiting as part of the Finchley Arts Depot Winter Showcase alongside other artists and crafters from the local community. I have a range of colourful artworks at Judy Century Art or you can follow me on Instagram @judycenturyart for more behind the scenes action!