Jody has a diverse painting style that has developed over the years and thousands of paintings. Her first works were charming children's illustrations that she sold at Northwest art shows to pay for her education.
Jody's watercolor technique is self-taught. Her engineering degree is reflected in her compositions and demonstrates Jody's love of math and geometry. She seamlessly blends these elements with her imaginative inner visions to create her unique style.
She is often asked why she uses aboriginal, native and geometric symbols. Her ongoing studies have introduced her to many ancient cultures and the beauty of their designs. By working respectfully with these images, Jody is participating in the meaning of our history and reintegrating their symbols into our modern culture.
I propose that humanity shares a common reality, just beyond the reach of normal sight. Images are emotions, those that are invisible but felt... inaudible but known. There are moments when we are acutely aware of existence... like the feeling of exultation when standing on the edge of a mountain, or atop a crescent moon. Each man's physical adventure is unique, but the abstract language of feelings, and our realization of existence is our common experience. My paintings are part of my personal adventure. Memory simplifies the setting. I no longer see the edge of the mountain, but I do see the feelings it has evoked.
Art is a tradition that helps define who we are and provides a vision of what we can become. My painting is my expression and my request for a more beautiful, peaceful and harmonious world.