Born in Lowell, Massachusetts Judith Edelman later moved to Wilmette, Illinois. She studied at The American Academy of Art, majoring in fashion illustration. She had further study at the Art Institute of Chicago as well as the Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL.
Edelman worked initially as a fashion illustrator for a large art studio, Carson Pirie Scott and Marshall Field, and later as a graphic designer and illustrator for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and a major incentive firm in Rosemont. She has been pursuing art and painting her whole life in watercolor and oil as well as creating sculpture in paper, fiber and ceramic. These have been shown in art shows and Chicago-area galleries.
She is currently painting in oil in Skokie, Illinois at her home studio.
My paintings focus on the relationship between humankind and the environment, often using images of symbolic landscapes. Our impact on the landscape is an idea I seek to illustrate. This ongoing theme remains present in my recent work.