About the Artist

Jodi’s original works and commissions are in the collections of law firms, healthcare facilities, financial institutions, hotels, and other diverse corporate and private clients. Until recently, her focus has been on content and creating work that’s nature-based and contemporary. Now Jodi is using common materials in the layers of encaustic (molten beeswax) paint to create beautiful, rich surfaces that explore the opacity and translucency of each painting. “By focusing on the surface, I’ve come to understand more about the dynamics of painting with molten beeswax and acrylic paint,” she says. “My most recent work focuses on the singular beauty of the surface. I am also intrigued with how light accentuates the height and depth of the surface, creating light and shadow on and between the layers.” In addition to beeswax, Jodi uses iron oxide, acrylic paint, bronze and copper pigments, graphite and shellac, which she sets on fire to get controlled yet spontaneous surface affects. A graduate of the Minnesota College of Art and Design, Jodi teaches encaustic painting, and actively exhibits throughout Minnesota and the U.S.