Curriculum Vitae Feb 2018

Judy Harington – Artist                                                                                                                

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My art

Having taken early retirement from a wonderful career as a radiologist in the NHS, I launched into a Fine Art Degree course at Exeter College (Plymouth University) where I attained a distinction in 2014. Having spent some time travelling with my lovely partner, I have now launched into studying Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at Plymouth College of Art.

My artistic inspiration comes from the natural world, particularly the coastline and sea near my home in Devon. The work is largely experimental and process led, inspired by found objects and images. I like to create art which is open to interpretation, which makes people dream or question, or simply raises their spirits. I also create work to highlight environmental issues, such as the dramatic decline in fish stocks worldwide, global warming and plastic pollution.

I see my life as an exploration of the world, and my art has become a way of documenting and expressing that adventure. Works include drawing and painting, print making, cyanotypes, ceramics and other 3D pieces. I have published an art book of photographs entitled ‘Reflections on Water’.


  • 11 ‘O’ Levels
  • ‘A’ Levels in biology, chemistry, physics and art
  • BM (Soton 1978), Dip Obstet Gynaecol (Auckland 1981), FRCR (1986)
  • FDA Fine Art with Distinction (Plymouth Uni 2014)

Most recent employment

Consultant Radiologist at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (1992-2011)

Research, Lectures and Teaching

  • Numerous medical lectures and publications over the course of my career. I also have extensive teaching and mentoring experience
  • ‘The Art of Medicine’ – a lecture I gave at a symposium in Plymouth, Devon organised by a group of academic scientists and artists (Art in the Dock, Science in the Stocks) March 2010
  • Assistant at Stallcombe House, Devon for Adults with Learning Disabilities running art and craft workshops
  • Teaching beginners (including children) to throw on a potter’s wheel at the Westcountry Crafts Fair, Exmouth 3rd June 2017


‘Reflections on Water – A Photobook from Devon’, published 2014 through


  • Regular art exhibitions at a local GP Surgery which I organised and coordinated (2000 -2015)
  • Topsham Art Exhibition and Lympstone Art Exhibition 1998 and 1999
  • The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Open Exhibitions 2005, 2012 and 2013
  • Fine Art Foundation Degree Summer Shows, Exeter College  2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Exmouth Art Group Summer Exhibitions 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Exmouth Festival Art Show May 2014, May 2015 and May 2017
  • Exeter Contemporary Arts Hub 3rd Year Anniversary Exhibition Nov 2014
  • ‘Reinterpretation’ (a site specific exhibition) at St Olaves Church, Exeter July 2014
  • Exmouth Ceramics Group Festival Show May 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Devon Open Studios 10 – 25th Sept 2016
  • South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts Open Exhibition, Exeter Castle 12 – 17th Sept 2016
  • The Observatory: Perspectives on landscape, society and spirit, University of Exeter Open Exhibition, 11-18th June 2017


  • Winner of the Neilson’s 3D Best in Show Cup at the Exmouth Art Group Annual Exhibition at Ocean, September 2015
  • Winner of the Bovey Tracey Festival Pottery Showdown Challenge with Sally-Jo, finalist from The BBC Great Pottery Throw Down, June 2016
  • 2nd prize for the Best in Show at the Exmouth Art Group Annual Exhibition Sept 2016 for a large charcoal drawing
  • Shortlisted for ‘Local Focus, Global Challenges’ photographic competition, University of Plymouth May 2017


  • To develop my art through practice, exploration, research and collaboration
  • To study for an MA in Fine Art
  • To share my ideas and art with a wider audience



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