Born in New York City, Judith Monteferrante was a successful cardiologist for over 25 years, practicing in Westchester, NY, and specializing in heart imaging and female cardiac issues. Even while working in medicine, Monteferrante and her physician husband ran a successful gardening business, further nurturing her love of nature.They also started Cape Ann Artists to anchor their artistic life.
Since her retirement, she has been focusing fully on her creative side through photography. She completed a master’s degree in digital photography (MPS) in 2009 at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and continues to explore her photographic vision as well as teach creative photography and lighting on the north shore of Boston.
Judith exhibits in juried shows in MA as well as nationally and is a member of many professional societies including the Copley Society of Art in Boston, for which she serves on the board and as the Artistic Director of the Rocky Neck Art Colony 2010-2012. She has won numerous awards, has gallery representation at State of the Art Gallery, Gloucester, MA; Amsterdam Whitney International Gallery in Chelsea, New York City and Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona and her work is in many private and corporate collections. Her main focus is on floral fine art portraits and still life, mature female nudes and seascapes.
By creating fine art photography, I can share my appreciation for the beauty in nature, the purity of light and its reflections, as well as refine the viewers' eyes to see more simply. I seek to reduce an image to its elements or tones while enhancing or modifying the effect of light. I subtract elements from visual chaos -- contrary to a painter who starts with a blank canvas and adds elements. I may vary depth of field to isolate or expand the concept and play with light and shadow, working with or against it, shaping it to create. The search will never end. Art is the great equalizer and has a profound influence on people from all cultural and art education backgrounds, age, and gender.
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