Art has been a part of Jodie’s life for a long time. After high school, and during college she created several murals for an elementary school in Hastings, Michigan. She went on to obtain an art degree from Kellogg Community College. Art was put on the back burner for a while when she pursued other interests. Her passion returned when she moved to Key West, Florida. While there, she returned to painting murals and found that she also enjoyed creating sculptures. Creating sculptures came about when she entered Mystery Balid contests for several years, picking up a second place Award of Excellence in 2011. In January 2015 Jodie was involved in a serious auto accident, leaving her with a traumatic brain injury, an injured right arm, and a long convalescent time in bed. While lying in bed, she attempted painting with her left hand, and so began her year of “left-handed art.” Jodie returned to her hometown in Michigan for therapy and recovery. During this recovery time she has kept herself busy further exploring with acrylic paint, her medium of choice. She has also accepted commission pieces from both individuals and several businesses around Hastings.
Jodie's ArtPrize Entries
These are Jodie's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.