Beneath the SurfaceJodi Dann
Acrylic paint, modeling paste, pen on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
24 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |2 lbs. 7 oz.
Artist Jodi Dann says she experienced a feeling of calmness while applying paint to canvas in this abstract landscape. "The painting has a very organic zen feeling," she explains, "as though you are looking under the surface discovering roots and the flow of water."
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?”