“When she paints, Judith Jarcho retreats to a mental place where she is unreachable by anyone”! So states Darlene G. Davies in a magazine article written about Judith entitled, “Who’s Who”.

Judith is a colorist! The almost indefinably rich hues and pure, saturated colors add great vitality, life and emotion to her paintings.

It is the reason why her talents have been commissioned by high-profile and celebrity clients around the globe. Clients that include; Matthew Margolis, a TV host, author and dog trainer to celebrities that include Cher, Madonna and Goldie Hawn, Jack O’Brien, the Tony Award winning Director of Hair Spray, Hollywood Writer and Producer Dean Hargrove, Author/Publisher Louise Hay, John Parker on behalf of the San Diego Humane Society and the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

In 1967, Judith graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA Degree. She received her 1973 teaching credentials in Elementary Art Education at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.

Judith’s painting of “Manhattan Friends” was her first painting to be exhibited with the Artists Guild in 1994 at the San Diego Museum of Art. In 1997, Judith’s signature canine portrait of “Molly in Red” was showcased at the San Diego Museum of Art for the Artists Guild Juried Exhibition.


Judith has had more than 24 exhibitions and has won and received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her career. Her exhibition venues include: National Arts Club, New York NY; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego CA; Parish Art Museum, East Hampton NY; Perry House Galleries, Alexandria VA; The Catherine Lorillard Wolf Arts Club, New York NY; Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis MN; Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Center, Costa Mesa CA; Debra Owens Gallery, San Diego CA; Brenda Taylor Galley, New York NY; and the Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solana Beach CA.


Judith was commissioned to paint a portrait of Philanthropist Helen Woodward for the lobby of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. In addition, the San Diego Humane Society commissioned Judith to paint the murals in the lobby of their new John Parker Building. Judith also created a painting of John Parker’s wife and nine of their beloved animals for their home in Coronado, CA.


Judith is widely estemeed for her ability to persolanize each dog portrait that captures the essence of friendship and love for your pet and forever immortalizes your dog’s cherished and memorable expressions.