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BioHue

BioHue is the name of my line of artist materials. Living color, or BioHue, felt the right name for this practice of transforming plants, earth and mushrooms into pigments. What follows are images from the lab, art practice and other past events.

To purchase artist ink, paint, or dyestuffs, please log on to BioHue.com.

BioHue Residency

BioHue Residency

BioHue residency is up and running! This is a place for artists working with materials and themes that reflect a passion and care for the environment. Residencies available starting in April 2019. Options for single, double occupancy from 1-8 weeks. Studio provided for visual artists. Writers can make use ample space in farmhouse to write. For those working outdoors, the property is set on 1 acre, plenty of room for your project. We are located in downtown Placerville close to shops and restaurants.

Please contact Judi for more information and fees, a list will be provided.

Fort Mason, San Francisco, 2015

Fort Mason, San Francisco, 2015

Fort Mason, San Francisco

Fort Mason, San Francisco

Installation of images at Fort Mason.

Fort Mason, San Francisco continued

Fort Mason, San Francisco continued

Workshop on ink making 2014 and 2015.

Blue Alchemy

Blue Alchemy

Group show 2008 at the Hive Gallery in Oakland, California.

Woad Charts 2008, Blue Alchemy Show

Woad Charts 2008, Blue Alchemy Show

Left-Isatis tinctoria tinted and mixed with various other natural pigments.

Middle-Same as left, not tinted (no white added).

Right-Isatis tinctoria with different binders.

Samples 2007

Samples 2007

All pretty lightfast…except way down in left corner…my garden magenta amaranth…very fugitive.

Elderberry

Elderberry

All elderberry here…push the ph this way and that and you’ll get red violets, blues and greens.

Weld lake

Weld lake

Reseda Luteola from the garden. The sludgy looking stuff at the bottom will be the pigment once it’s dried.