One look at the work of Austin-based artist Judy Paul and it's no surprise that nature is one of her biggest inspirations. She expresses this pervasive theme by incorporating traditional techniques with non-traditional techniques like digital photography, vintage papers and typography into her collage paintings. Known for her creative spontaneity, each of Judy's paintings goes through an evolutionary process that ends with a colorful, textured and refined result. She says, "Painting is like living-you start out with a plan and stay open to the opportunities as you move along." It's no wonder the positive energy she puts into her work is transmitted to the viewer.