About the Book
A few years ago, painter Judy Takács started asking her female friends and family to take off their tops and pose for her holding a variety of balls to cover their breasts. Oddly enough, many of them said yes.
This book tells you why. These chicks really do have balls, and not just the kind it takes to have a little fun and show some skin. They are truly the unsung heroes of their ordinary mid-western lives…and that's why she picked them.
This provocatively titled art journey celebrates regular women who have risen to a host of challenges with grace, courage and persistence.
35 color images of the 19 figurative paintings from the Chicks with Balls collection are enhanced by the beautifully written backstories of each of these ladies, along with the motivations and inspirations of the author, human realist painter of people, Judy Takács.
Judy Takács has been a painter of people since she began her art career in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts fro the Cleveland Institute of Art. A winner of six Best in Show awards in the past two years alone, Judy Takács has exhibited in solo, group and juried shows at Notre Dame College, BAYarts, Lakeland Community College, Akron Summit Artspace, The Butler Museum of American Art and at the legendary Salmagundi Club in New York City. Her work is project driven, and she puts herself into situations where new and fascinating people come to pose for her. For The Solon Senior Project, she planted herself in her hometown Senior Center and painted a new senior each week. The next project to be on the watch for is "Chicks with Balls" where she paints unsung female heroes. Watch the progress of this venture at: chickswithballsjudytakacs.blogspot.com.