Jude Freeman explores her garden’s annual cycles of growth, decay and renewal, building upon observational drawings made in situ.

Her limited edition etchings range from time-lapse portraits of flowers to more recent work exploring change in a former Dartmoor orchard.


'Spring Jig' etching-triptych by Jude Freeman 

After studying Rembrandt Jude was drawn to the etching medium: ‘etching on copper transfigures drawing in an almost metaphysical way, preserving yet transmuting the original mark into a permanent repeatable form.’


Poppy Frieze etching_Jude-Freeman


The daughter of a rose grower, Jude has been drawn to flowers throughout her life. Her solo show ‘Hortus, a Dartmoor Garden Over Time,’ first exhibited at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey, was an imaginative evocation of the changing nature of an ancient orchard. This garden and its wild nature is the inspiration that flows through Jude’s work.


Pastel drawing: High Summer Hill by artist/printmaker Jude Freeman


Following art history studies at Sussex University and the Louvre, Jude was Head of the Design School, University of Brighton and Principal at Hereford and Camberwell Colleges of Art. She is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and exhibits at galleries throughout the country and in London.

For all enquiries about work or commissions please contact judeacfreeman@gmail.com
Work on show is listed under Exhibitions and is regularly available at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon, with some prints
also on the Devon Guild On-Line shop.


Education & Qualifications

1978 M Phil, University of Brighton (CNAA)

1975 BA (Hons) History and Theory of Art, Sussex University

1973-4 Paris, Ecole du Louvre


Professional Experience & Employment

2003-2006 Head – Camberwell College of Art

1997-2003 Principal & CEO – Herefordshire College of Art

1992-1997 Head – School of Design, Faculty of Art Design and Humanities, University of Brighton

1975-1992    Lecturer in Art & Design History

Course Leader BA (Hons) Graphic Design & P/Grad Diploma Art & Design History

Founder :

Fairstream Arts, Hope Hall, Exeter

Co-founder :

 Peckham Platform, Peckham Square

Trustee / Governor :

  Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Courtyard Arts Centre Hereford

University of Brighton, Hereford & Plymouth Colleges of Arts


Judge :

 Waterhouse Public Seating Competition, Science Museum

Brixton Open

Examiner / Reviewer :

 Amiens, Bristol, Falmouth, Kingston & Royal College of Art, Newport, Edinburgh

Public Lectures :

Victoria & Albert Museum, Design Council, Royal College of Art, Hong Kong Polytechnic & University of Bologna