Coconut Grove resident Judy Kamman Hendel is a hyper-realistic painter whose work is inspired by nature’s beauty and detail. Extensive world travel, including journeys to her favorite spots in the Florida Keys, provide her with joy, a sense of exploration, and accomplishment offering creative inspiration for her paintings. Judy’s experiences as a dive master have shown her similarities between life forms that reside in the ocean’s gardens and those on land, from which she has used to create vibrant large-format canvases offering a magnified perspective.
Judy earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a Miami Norland High School graduate, returning to South Florida with her husband Dr. Robert Hendel after a thirty-year hiatus in Chicago. Their sons, Jason and Adam are presently college students at Ithaca College and the University of Miami, respectively.