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July 26,  2022

Inside the Studio Artist Interviews – with Jodi Miller
👉 Thursday, July 26 12:00 PM, MDT

Jodi has a fascinating career history….she is an aerospace engineer turned artist. Who would have known?
Raised on a family farm in rural Saskatchewan, she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and spent 20 years working with aircraft and studying across Canada and abroad before shifting her profession to pursue her creative dreams and return to her roots on the prairies.

Now she is prairie-based contemporary Canadian painter whose impressionist landscapes focus on the relationship between our environments and our identity. She is drawn to the use of memory and story-telling as a form of connection with our personal histories and where the landscape of those narratives becomes part of us.

Jodi has worked with numerous mentors including Richard Claremont and Mitchell Albala among others and has participated in various mastermind groups and artist communities, which she credits for her strong commitment to community and self-improvement.

My work is about human connection as realized through the narratives formed by our impressions on and reactions to our landscapes. I rely on memories of a place and time to begin a story which I then use as the starting point for each new painting. These relationships then determine the palette and mood and are realized via gestural mark making as a new story emerges on the canvas.
I aim to allow space in my work for viewers to overlay their own experiences. I want to invoke a sense of familiarity, a way of taking you home, to a place close to your heart, one that has imprinted itself in your identity. My paintings are nostalgic connections, the emotional side of places we have been that continue to influence who we are.
I play with the idea of layering paint, making and removing marks, metaphoric to the addition and deletion to the land over time. I consider the parallels of journeys through a space to pathways through our lives. Each piece is meant to be a personal reflection, one that celebrates that journey.

Fave Books:
1. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
2. Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting by John F Carlson
3. Belonging, Remembering Oursleves Home by Toko-pa Turner
4. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
5. Mastering Composition by Ian Roberts

Her artwork is currently available through her own website as well as the “Big Ideas Show at Paula White Diamond Gallery”(www.paulawhitediamond.com) and the Blue Crow Summer Group Show (www.bluecrowgallery.com)

Check out Jodi’s artwork on Jodi Miller Fine Art on these social channels:

➡️ www.jodimillerfineart.com
➡️ Facebook: Jodi Miller Fine Art
➡️ Instagram: @jodimillerfineart

Watch the replay HERE:
https://www.instagram.com/artist_theresa_eisenbarth/channel/
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Thanks, Theresa