Judith Beringer Hraniotis was born in New York City, raised in Westchester County, New York, Sacramento, California, and presently residing in Orange County. She exhibited her love of drawing from the time she could hold a pencil, and won her first award at the age of ten, from the Sacramento Bee, a California based newspaper. The pencil drawing depicted the love and spirit of the memory of her beloved Labrador retriever, jumping over a wooden fence in her backyard.
She pursued her passion of art through high school and continued studies at the The School of Visual Arts, The National Academy Museum and School of Design, both in NY. She continued her studies in water color at The Bronx Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY. Later in life she studied oil painting with noted wildlife artist, the late John Hamburger in Orange County New York. Her passion, pen and ink drawing, is self taught, concentrating predominately on the older, more obscure architecture of rural areas and old river towns.
Living in the Hudson River Valley has had a strong influence in her landscape oils. The atmospheric conditions present ongoing challenges from the winter snows through the magnificent colors of the autumn. Most of her landscape paintings are started outdoors in the ”plein air” (open air) style. Since her early achievement from the Sacramento Bee, Judith has won numerous awards and her works are included in many corporate and private collections.