Raised on a cattle ranch in the Nebraska Sand Hills, Judy Bovill has been a creative force for more than 60 years. A lover of nature, Bovill often incorporates images of trees, rivers and flowers into her paintings, using bold and vibrant colors. Funded by an anonymous donor, she earned her BA in Art at Hastings College and later picked up her Masters in Art at the University of Nebraska. Additional post-graduate studies took her to Mexico and Spain.
A long-time art teacher in Nebraska, in her early 50s, Bovill moved to Colombia, South America and spent the next 20 years painting, dancing, playing music, traveling and even appearing in the hit Telenovela “Guajira” in 1996 while teaching. An avid dancer and musician as well, creativity lives and breathes in her soul.
Bovill relocated to Simi Valley in 2018. When she’s not painting, she’s teaching art and dance to fellow seniors at her apartment complex, a volunteer instructor for ESL classes at the library or playing the many instruments that she’s mastered over the years. While she’s worked in a number of mediums, she’s currently focusing on acrylic paintings.
Several private collectors have snatched up her paintings throughout the country.