Bergsma Gallery Press / About The Artist
Jody has a diverse painting style that has developed over many years and literally thousands of paintings. Her earliest 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 mathematics and geometry. She seemlessly blends these elements with her imaginative inner visions to create her unique style.
She is often asked about her use of aboriginal, native, and geometric symbols. Her ongoing studies introduced her to many ancient cultures and the beauty of their designs. By respectfully working with these images, Jody participates in the significance of our history and reintegrates their symbols into our modern culture.
"I propose that mankind shares a common reality, just beyond the range of normal sight. The images are emotions, those which are unseen but felt... unheard but known. There are moments when we have acute awareness of existence... like the feeling of exultation when one stands on the edge of a mountain, or the top of a crescent moon. Each man's physical adventure is unique, but the abstract language of feelings, and our realization of existence is our shared experience. My paintings are part of my personal adventure. Memory simplifies the setting. I no longer see the mountains edge, but I do see the feelings it stirred.
Art is a tradition that helps define who we are and brings us a vision of who we can become. My painting is my expression and request for a more beautiful, peaceful and harmonious world."
Wishing you an endless childhood,