Judith Nakhnikian 

Paintings and Drawings                                                       Eugene, Oregon 

Making art requires uninterrupted time, thought, and solitude that have always been difficult for women to find in the midst of competing demands of job, family and community. For more than thirty six and a half years I struggled to make art while working as a criminal defense investigator and raising a family. I retired from my job at the federal public defender's office as of December 1, 2017, and have only my middle child and husband left at home with me.

My artistic focus has been expressionist portraiture. I look under the surface to what is unique about each of us and our relationships to one another and the world we occupy. I often wonder if I can justify my focus in these times of global conflict and environmental crisis. Then I look at art in history and remember that there has always been a place for paintings that reflect what we strive to be and to love. 

I wondered what I would make now, at the mature end of my life.  New work is up in acrylics, and drawings, and more is coming soon in all categories. I may post images of some older works.

 I'm still looking for beauty and love which is what I wish to experience and express in my life and this work.

Hannah at Dinner     April 2006 10" x 16"   Collection of the Artist

I invite inquiries to arrange commissions


Click on links to See My Work:                                            "Spring, Sofia"




Links to Other Artists

Susan Silas' website

Elise Nakhnikian's movie review blog



Other Links

Photos from "Four Visions" at the Jacobs Gallery (2007-08) 

Photos from  Goldworks Jewelry Studio show and Artwalk (April-May 2009)