Quantum Cowgirl

Quantum Cowgirl


Judith L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D., in her work life, is an author, speaker, researcher, and consultant. However, in her soul, she is an artist .

In 1967, she went to her high school guidance counselor and told him, “I want to be a commercial artist.” She asked him to help her complete her application to Virginia Commonwealth University. He refused, telling her, “...you are just going to get married and have babies.” She eventually enrolled in East Tennessee State University’s fine arts program. With the guidance of her professors, she gravitated to fashion illustration. After three years of fine arts, Judy enrolled in the Art Institute of Atlanta’s fashion design program. Many of the illustrations available on this site were from her school projects. (Note: These are designs which she visualized, illustrated, and actually constructed.)
She never worked in the fashion industry. Her path took many twists and turns away from her art until there was no more time or resources to support it.

In 2019, a series of serendipities occurred that caused her to pull out her old portfolio from the closet. She connected with Richard Haines, a New York fashion illustrator, after hearing him on Debbie Millman’s podcast “Design Matters.” Richard encouraged her to post her portfolio on Instagram. The response was incredible.

The short of it is that she has begun to draw and paint again.
You can reach her at hello@quantumcowgirl.com.