Judy Yates has painted all her life, working in all sorts of mediums since before even attending grade school. She began taking custom orders by age 11. She has always had a passion for wildlife of all kinds -- there is hardly an animal not contained in her extensive archive of work, which spans more than 35 years of experience. After becoming capable of near photographic reproductions in oil on canvas, she moved on to the study of acrylic on broken marble and granite. By incorporating the natural grain of the marble with 15-20 layers of detailed acrylic painting, the results she attains are truly inspiring.