I started needlepointing at three years old while sitting on my grandmother's lap. She patiently let me pull long, uneven stitches through her canvases and later, when I wasn't looking, discretely pulled them out. And I have been stitching ever since, although my stitch has greatly improved!
While a teenager, I took a course on painting needlepoint in Chautauqua, NY. I didn't think much about it, until I went in search of a pair of canvases to match my livingroom chairs and couldn't find the right look. Next thing you know, I decided to start Judy Keenan Needlearts.
My designs tend to emphasize the natural world and the outdoors and reflect my love of gardening and animals. I hope you enjoy stitching them as much as I have designing them.