Speak, Buildings

Behind the Structures, an Artist Finds Stories

Story and Paintings by Judy Pederson

The look on the face of the man who opens the door of the farmhouse is what I expected.

I have seen that look on others who answered my knock. It is suspicious and a little bewildered. What is this woman doing on my front porch—what is she selling or preaching? Is she lost and asking for directions? As usual, I state my name while handing him my business card and say I am an artist who very much admires the big old barn behind his house. I love painting pictures of old buildings and wonder if he can he tell me something about the barn.

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Judy Pederson

About Judy Pederson

Judy Pederson grew up in southern Idaho, where she developed a love of old buildings while exploring vacant mining towns and homesteads. A long-time resident of Sandpoint, she says the beauty of her surroundings inspires her watercolors of landscapes and historic buildings. Judy’s work is displayed at Northwest Handmade in Sandpoint and at her home studio.

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