About Judy

Judy (Reid) Matechuk - an 8th generation Nova Scotian, moved to the Yukon in 1968 and realized she was finally at home. She originally transferred to the Yukon for a year, but stayed, married &with her husband Norm,raised 3 children. She has expressed her creativity with fabric since sewing as a teen in Nova Scotia.

After years of sewing and experimenting with fabric, colour & fabric manipulation she discovered textile art several years ago and is now enjoying the endless possibilities of ‘painting’ with textiles. Her “palette “has been collected over many years and from many places

Courses in Fabric Art/Manipulation, landscapes, drawing, appliqué, snippet art, fabric embellishment, dyeing, stamping, silk screening,creative stitching and sandcarving have all contributed to Judy’s unique wall hangings, functional and wearable art. /font>

Experimenting with sandblasting several years ago, her husband created a scene on glass. Judy backed the scene with hand dyed fabric and it popped - picking up the colours of the fabric. As Norm focused on wood turning and furniture, Judy seized the pencil blaster and moved the idea forward. She created the technique of sandbrushing images on the framing glass of fabric scenes.

She welcomes commissions; please contact to discuss.

Affiliations: She is a board member of the Yukon Art Society, On the marketing committee for Arts Underground; YAS representative for the Yukon Convention Bureau and the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce; A member of CarFac; A member of the Experimental Fabric Artists Group; A member of the Fireweed Community Market.

She exhibits at Arts Underground Gallery and North End Gallery. Her work is in private collections in Canada, the US and the United Arab Emirates.


“The artist was able to create a strong sense of spirituality and presence. A good strong piece.” Points of View Review of View from God’s Shoulder May 2004.

“Excellent use of mixed media” Points of View Review of My Life So Far May 2005

“It's a one-of-a-kind piece of art.” She is developing a rather unique
art form.....fabric backgrounds with sandblasted glass images. Hers is a "one of a kind" medium. SH Client

“A dramatic yet soft effect.” KR Artist

“This is a new and unique art, we're very interested.” Art Gallery Owner, Sante Fe



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