Active in the Galleries

Active in the Galleries

Works by Judy Fan
On display through May 29

Meet artist Judy Fan on Sunday, May 19 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Judy is an award-winning artist. Her painting Manly Man was selected (among 6,000 entries worldwide) as a finalist in the Portraits/Figures category of the Artist’s Magazine 35th Annual Art Competition. Her artwork also appeared in Southwest Art Magazine’s editorial January 2019 issue. She continues to receive accolades and awards throughout Chicagoland, receiving top awards from Downers Grove Artists’ Guild and numerous paintings that have received FASO BoldBrush Art Competition FAV15 award.

While Judy paints all subjects, she is drawn to portraits. She most enjoys painting with an emphasis on the human figure. She loves her diverse community in Naperville where people of different race and ethnic backgrounds live in community, collaboration, and peace with one another. Whether painting an old woman in Nepal or a little girl next door, Judy’s ability to capture a subject’s unique beauty and authenticity gives each work of art poignant expressions through color, texture, and dimension.

Oil is Judy’s painting medium. She describes her style as classic realism with a contemporary approach. “I love to see how each bold brushstroke I give to my work evokes emotion for me with the hope that I can capture the individual human spirit from the art on canvas to a feeling for those who view my art,” remarks Judy.

Judy studied at Watts Atelier of the Arts, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts and the DuPage Art League. She is the member of Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, and Palette and Chisel.  Born and raised in China, she now lives in Naperville with her husband and two children. To see more of her artworks, please visit her website at

Featured Manly Man (detail)

Works by Evalyn Ann Holy
On display through May 29

Meet artist Evalyn Holy on Sunday, May 19 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Evalyn Holy began her career as a high school Chemistry teacher. She spent her time experimenting with mixing chemicals as well as studying the intricacies of the atoms and molecules that make up matter.

After retirement she decided to take up her childhood passion for drawing and painting. Now she spends her time mixing paints and experimenting with colors and textures. In order to develop her skills Evalyn joined the DuPage Art League, the LaGrange Art League and the Nature Artist Guild where she took numerous classes from several talented art instructors

Evalyn began her artistic adventures with watercolors, pen and ink and pastels. Recently, she has expanded to acrylic and oils, and hopes to try sculpture. She is primarily a representational artist but has recently been experimenting with abstract concepts. She is inspired by the natural world and its inhabitants. Being a fervent animal lover, they are often featured in her paintings.

Evalyn feels compelled to create art. She loves experimenting with new materials and techniques. It is her wish that the viewer finds something entertaining or inspiring in her work. She hopes that they can share in the pleasure and peace she has had in creating it.

Featured Two of a Kind (detail)