“As an artist I seek to go beyond realism. I draw largely on imagination and memory and let the Canadian landscape unfold on my canvas with both real and imagined elements. My joy and challenge as an artist lies in striking a harmonious balance between realism and abstraction. My expressionist work in acrylic is highly stylized and features bold colour,flowing line and whimsical compositions. With each painting, I seek to express a moment in nature that speaks deeply to the viewer -- a meditative place that resides between energy and movement, stillness and quiet. I am drawn to these ever present elements in the landscape."
West coast Canadian landscape painter Jodie Blaney received visual arts training from Emily Carr University of Art & Design (Vancouver) and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC. Over the past several years, she has participated in numerous art workshops, exhibits and events. For the past decade, her recognizable painting style has won praise from gallery owners and collectors alike who are drawn to her vibrant colours, rhythmical compositions and strong forms. Artistic influences include Canadian artists Lawren Harris, A. J. Casson and Emily Carr, and Cubist expressionism as reflected in the works of Picasso, Cezanne and Braque.
Prior to becoming a painter, Jodie spent over a decade in the Canadian publishing field and traveled extensively from coast to coast experiencing the beauty of Canada firsthand. She has completed many private commissions and her artwork is collected in Canada and abroad. Her home studio gallery is located near Ladner Village on the Fraser River, a short drive from Vancouver, British Columbia. Jodie is a self-representing artist and an Active Member with the Federation of Canadian Artists. Studio visits welcome by appointment. She was recognized as a "Top Artist to Watch" in ArtTour International magazine (Summer, 2018).
Artist website /purchase info: https://www.jodieblaney.com/
Detailed bio: https://www.jodieblaney.com/bio