Acrylic paint, pen, pencil on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
24 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 4 oz.
While hiking in Arizona, Jodi came upon an old abandoned ranch. She says she was very intrigued by the empty home with its broken down fences of wood and barbed wire. "This memory was embedded in my mind of days gone by," Jodi explains. She worked in acrylic paint and used pen and pencil to express the old wire.
In 1999, Jodi Dann seized the opportunity to become a full-time painter. Today, her paintings read like hazy memories of imagined faraway places. The compositions are abstract, but possess strong architectural elements, recalling bridges, arches, and doorways. Each piece retains an overall sense of place without prescribing a location, allowing the viewer to form an individualized connection with the work. Jodi paints from her cozy studio on her property in Oregon while listening to a variety of music on Pandora. She doesn’t feel the need to strive for perfection in her work. “Life isn’t perfect,” says Jodi. “Why force a painting to be?”