Judy Phipps considers herself to be extremely fortunate.

Not only has she been blessed with the drive to toil at the best job in the world, but she’s able to do it in one of the most beautiful spots anywhere - the lush Willamette Valley of Oregon.

On the upper floor of her barn amid forty acres of vineyards and lavender, is Judy’s studio. It is here her creativity flourishes in the form of life sized bronzes and realistic, serenely appealing pastels and oils.

Her bronzes have been commissioned by corporations, libraries, public entities and individuals. Her pastels have been published as art prints, greeting cards and on a variety of licensed products. Her pastel, Wine Country, is now an Oregon license plate, new in 2012.

Whether she's painting in oils, working in pastels or sculpting, she feels she's the luckiest woman on earth to be living on her farm, creating art, just using her heart as a guide – pure heaven.