Judy Volkmann grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts and earned her bachelor of fine arts degrees in painting and art education from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has received numerous awards, including the Ellen Batell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk, Connecticut. It was during that summer, inspired by the abstract painters there, when she began to explore abstraction in her figurative work.
For over 20 years, Volkmann’s art has focused mainly on the human figure and expressionism. She enjoys painting commissioned portraits for her clients, and has had her work displayed in galleries throughout the northeastern region of the United States. Her art is in private collections in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Idaho and California.