Photograph by Drake White


Freelance studio artist Judy Avrett chooses water-based mediums in her paintings because of their soft, fluid qualities. Judy believes her artistic talent is from God, and she has been blessed with a love of art and a gift of expression. She is inspired by nature and her paintings are filled with vivid color and texture.

The artist received her BA from Georgia Southern University with postgraduate work at the University of South Carolina and Augusta State University. She studied with nationally known artists such as Edgar Whitney, Carol Barnes, Alex Powers, Tony Couch, Carrie Burns Brown and Bob Burridge. Judy has exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions and her art is displayed in both private and corporate collections nationwide.

Judy is proud to have been commissioned by Augusta National Golf Club to paint their famous clubhouse, and prints of the painting were sold at the Masters Tournament. Readers of Augusta Magazine selected Judy three consecutive years as Best of Augusta, and she was chosen Best Artist by Columbia County Magazine. Children’s author Janelle Taylor commissioned Judy to illustrate the beloved children’s book, “How the Zebra Got Its Stripes”.

In addition to painting, Judy currently serves on the board of the University Healthcare Foundation Community Board. She also teaches an intermediate watercolor class. Her art can be seen at Art on Broad in Augusta, at West End Collective, at The Avenue Athens, Georgia, and on her Facebook  and Instagram pages.


Southern Watercolor Society

Georgia Watercolor Society

Watercolor Society of Alabama

Augusta Art Association Regional Juried Show

Mint Museum Biennial Exhibit

Patrons Watercolor Gala

Rocky Mountain Watercolor Exhibition

Dogwood Arts Festival


University Hospital

Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics

James Blanchard Law Firm

Bank of America

Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Stifel Investment First

Augusta First Bank and Trust

The Exchange Club of Augusta: Permanent Collection Anniversary Commission pieces 1993, 2003, 2013


Voted Best Artist by Augusta Magazine

Women of Excellence in the Arts Nominee

Leadership Augusta

Watermedia Exhibition – Takarazuka, Japan

Evergreen the Magazine, Summer 2022