I am a retired art teacher.  I received my BS & MS in art education from Buffalo State College.  I taught High School art in Buffalo, NY and Morgantown, WV.  It was a busy and exciting time sharing my love for art with my students and raising my 3 children.  I now have 5 grandchildren to share my love of art with and time to create my own.


My husband and I moved to Florida and are enjoying the beautiful and unique wildlife around us.  I have always loved being out in nature; gardening, walking, kayaking, boating and drawing & painting.  There is so much inspiration in the world around us.


I have a good friend who has been encouraging me to paint on palm fronds, so when I go on my morning walk I can be seen collecting up palm fronds of all sizes to paint on.  It is a new and challenging surface for me to paint on and I am loving it.  The natural images and shapes in some of the fronds pop out and give me my inspiration.  I love creating in all media, but this gives me a real connection with my environment.

Judy Nickerson

Acrylic Painting on Palm Fronds

WildChild Art Gallery

PO Box 223

4625 Pine Island Road NW

Matlacha FL 33993 US

Gallery: 239-283-6006

Cell: 239-823-6252 



Judy will be teaching Palm Frond Painting classes

starting in November, 2021 See the

Classes/Workshop Page for details 

​​​​​Artists at Work in the Heart of Matlacha


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