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COMMENTARY: Inspired by Nature and Sunlight, Artist Paints Every Day; Engages Motorist

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By Kristi Bates

On the corner of Concord and Carlisle Roads in Westford sits the nostalgic ParkervilleSchoolhouse. This 1880s, one-room schoolhouse has been preserved as an historic site, and has become a favorite field trip destination for Westford third-graders and other visitors. Driving by on a crisp Autumn day last week, I was compelled to pull into the schoolhouse driveway upon spotting artist Judy Miller under an umbrella with paintbrush in hand.

Artist Judy Miller. PHOTO BY KRISTI BATES
Judy showed me her painting in progress, which captures the beauty and charm of this historic Westford building. She later emailed a picture of the finished work, and some information about herself and her art. 
“I paint every day whatever inspires me, but I mostly enjoy painting outdoors as I love nature and sunlight. During the winter I work from photos and still life in my studio. I work in oil, acrylic, and watercolor and I will be teaching classes in the spring. All of my work is for sale and I am also available for commissions. For inquiries, I can be reached through direct message through Instagram or Facebook or email jmillerdzine@gmail.com. My Instagram is www.instagram.com/judymillerartist
For more information about the Parkerville Schoolhouse, go to their website at https://www.westford.org/parkerville/ The schoolhouse is maintained by the Friends of the Parkerville Schoolhouse, and they are hosting an open house on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 1-4 p.m.