About Judith

Biography/ CV

Judith is a visual artist and small business entrepreneur whose talents in multiple mediums are inspired by her years of experience as a horticulturist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Illustration Design from the California College of the Arts in 1999. Subsequently, she applied her visual arts training to horticulture through her fine garden maintenance business, Wonder Women Gardening. Her 20 years of experience nurturing outdoor living spaces and natural environments informs and inspires her current series of shadow paintings found here.

CEO - Wonder Women Gardening 1999 - 2022

“Five years ago I contacted Judith Irwin, my yard needed attention (...) Now I have a beautiful
garden that changes with the seasons. I can look out at it from the kitchen and my family
spends time in the garden most days. Creating the garden has added an amazing "room" to our
home. Judith and her team of wonder women have maintained the garden since it was installed. They
are very detail oriented. Their work days are my favorite days to be home; we confer about
changes to plants and any issues with irrigation, sometimes they bring plants for me to approve
or reject, sometimes I garden with them weeding and pruning and learning from Judith. They
collect seeds for me to hold on to and sprout in the next season. My garden is a joy and I think
of the wonder women as my friends.”

— Ruth Ehrenkrantz

"Judith and her team at Wonder Women have been our gardeners for five years or so. We are
delighted with her work and love looking out at our beautiful and peaceful garden. We regularly
receive compliments about how nice our yard and gardens look. Judith has a very good eye for
how plants will look visually around our house. We trust Judith’s judgment implicitly about
what to plant and the results speak for themselves. Judith and her team are responsive, timely
and informative. We wholeheartedly endorse her!"

-Martin Dodd

Bio/CV

Education:
• California College of the Arts, Oakland CA. BA Fine Arts May 1996

Solo Exhibitions:
• The Edible Complex, Oakland CA. September 1997
• Susan Caliri DDS, Berkeley CA.
‘Organic wall’ February 2018
• Private Collection, Oakland CA
‘Organic wall’ November 2019
• Susan Caliri DDS, Berkeley CA.
‘Organic wall’ September 2022

•Personaland online gallery, December 2022

Group exhibitions:

•Exhibizone.com/scenic, October -December 2023 code: EXH913475089

•House & Garden Magazine, 'Art Edit' September-November 2023

•'The Stranger Show', Personland online gallery September 2023

•Richmond Art Center
Holiday craft fair, Oakland CA. December 2022

• California College of the Arts
Holiday craft fair, Oakland CA. November 2022
• California College of the Arts
Holiday craft fair, Oakland CA. November 2021
• California collage of the Arts
Holiday craft fair, Oakaland CA. November 2019
• Shop & Swap Holiday craft fair
Black Squirrel, Berkeley November 2018
• Chocolate & Chalk Art, Berkeley CA
3rd place award August 2017
• Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany CA
‘Back to Nature’ December 2015
• Pro Arts, East Bay Open Studios, Berkeley, CA. June 2005
• California College of the Arts
Holiday craft fair, Oakland CA. December 2004
• California College of the Arts
Spring Fair, Oakland CA. April 2004
• Blue Gallery, Mendocino
‘Women Artists’ September 2002
• California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Center Gallery, Senior Show April 1996