|Judie McAskill - Biography|
Judie was born in Michigan and moved to California in 1968. Her mother, Wilma was a gifted poet and an exhibiting artist. Judie herself had written some poems, but had never painted until she started attending UTSLA in Culver City to obtain a BA in Religious Studies with an emphasis on “creativity.” Upon enrolling in her courses, she nervously and excitedly signed up for the beginning class with Rassouli as her instructor. Through his mentorship, she has moved to accepting being called an artist. She has now been taking classes with Rassouli for about three years.
Without the love and support of Rassouli, Judie would never have stepped out and continued painting. Rassouli’s concept of leila (create and destroy) has been the most influential factor in developing Judie’s artistic ability.
Outside her creative interest in painting, Judie is a single mom of a beautiful daughter, Tyesha, whom she adopted about five and a half years ago. Tyesha is also very creative and has exhibited at Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City in CA. Judie is a court reporter for the Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles and loves the fact that this type of work does not interfere with her creativity.
Judie has exhibited at Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, Pacific Palisades, at the National Arts Program in Los Angeles, CA.