I am an artist that has worked primarily in watercolor for twenty-six years. After painting a life size wall mural this year, I have begun to work in oils again as well. My work is defined by strong values and intense colors on a variety of subjects. I work in a realistic style that I call “romantic realism."
I teach workshops around the country. I also have had my work published in books and magazines. Most recently I had a painting in the "Art of Watercolour," as a competition finalist. My work is currently the subject of an article that will appear in the next issue of "Pratique des Arts." I had a six page article that I wrote published in the February issue of Watercolor Artist magazine, 2017. I have co-hosted a weekly cable show on Lockport Cable television entitled “Watercolors with Jody and Kathy”, since the fall of 2012.
My work has been included in shows of the American Watercolor Society, Watercolor U.S.A., American Woman Artists, the Adirondack Show of American Watercolors, Transparent Watercolor Society, Blossom ll, the Art of Flowers and many others. I have paintings in collections around the country, as well as Europe and Japan.
My art has become such an all-encompassing force in my life that I am always involved in some aspect of it. Being self-taught, I can say that I learn from every demonstration, article and painting that I give my attention to. I am continually challenged and inspired to use all that I know but also to be open to fresh ideas and techniques. Trying new things or looking at a subject differently helps to keep me engaged and excited. Remaining open to learning, I will insure that my work will continue to evolve. I find the artistic life to be a wondrous journey of self-discovery and expression. I paint any and all subjects that capture my attention. I am often inspired by people or things that have dramatic lighting.
I look forward to my future painting in watercolor and oil. I am excited and challenged to find a balance between the realism I love and the looser implied values and shapes that surround my center of interest.
SUNY Buffalo, 2017