"Colorful Elegance" Greeting Cards, Note Cards and Prints, by Judith Yantis
Valentine's Day CardsBirthday CardsMothers Day CardsInteriors with ViewsCards in (Mainly) Black and WhiteNew Baby CardsSea Views Religious Cards, Misc.Christmas CardsExamples of Finished CardsHanukkah CardsBoxed Note CardsBouquets, Gardens, and ButterfliesGingerbread House
I am a physician (psychiatrist) by profession. My hobbies were musical. I only discovered art (of the two-dimensional variety) late in life, when several years ago I began making flowers out of the brightly colored "Post-it Notes" in use at the office. Things just sort of "blossomed" from there!

For 3 years I had the good fortune to take weekly drawing workshops at the short-lived but wonderful Schuylkill Academy of Fine Art. There, with the guidance of my teacher, Stuart Feldman, I learned the fundamentals of representational art. Drawing still feels like a magical experience.

Today my greeting card designs are mixed-media in nature, with drawing in charcoal and pastels the main techniques, some use of cut-paper, and varying degrees of computer manipulation. The humble “sticky note” origins of my art have given way to more sophisticated but equally bright creations--hence the name "Colorful Elegance." The giclee prints (not yet posted) are fine copies of my charcoal drawings.

For two years I was honored to be a card artist for Constance Kay, Inc., the world's foremost purveyor of handmade art cards.

Creating art has proved to be a uniquely intense and satisfying experience, and has become, for me, a “joyful obsession.”