ABOUT THE ARTIST
Flowers are Jodie’s muse. Armidale, the quaint country town in regional Australia where Jodie grew up is filled with stunning roses due to the cold climate. She would walk to school every day passing beautiful, English inspired gardens with an array of blooms and she began painting flowers in her early teens.
The Artist obtained a degree in Visual Arts at Queensland University of Technology. She travelled abroad and frequented many of the worlds’ best modern art galleries and undertook a course at the TATE modern London to further her artistic skills.
A lover of Art History, Jodie embarked on a journey to visit the homes and studios of her favourite artists; Frida Kahlo in Mexico, Picasso in Spain, Van Gogh in Holland and Albert Namatjira, Ken Done and Margaret Olley in Australia.
Jodie's abstract floral still lifes exude vivifying pops of spectacular colour and she loves to enlarge the flowers to an abundant scale. Although abstract in modern design, her floral paintings have a beautiful traditional feel. Jodie is renowned for her striking use of kaleidoscopic colour is not one to follow trends. Rather, Jodie paints from the heart, celebrating colour and the invigorating and joyful breath it brings to one’s life.
Her art studio is located in Noosa where Jodie lives with her husband, two daughters and dog, Frank.