Judy North studied painting at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California and at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California.
She taught at Bennington College in Vermont, the University of Califirnia at Davis and the San Francisco Art Academy in California. She is a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grantee, and a Marin Arts Council Grantee.
Judy has had many solo shows and been in numerous group shows throughout the country. She has been featured in Artweek, and many other publications. She is a member of the San Francisco Museum of Art Artists Gallery.