Jodi Edwards

Jodi Edwards

Artwork

Jodi Edwards
I like to paint like no one is watching. I am an abstract painter and a colorist. The type of painting I do is called action painting. I live in Maine and I often paint outside on the deck of our camp overlooking the water. Color is what I am all about, and music is what gets me there. I paint to music, and it is almost as much a part of my paintings as is the paint. I am a conduit, the music is my muse, and when it’s working, the paint flows through me easily and effortlessly. At times I feel so much energy flowing through me when I paint, that I have to jump in the water to diffuse it. It's an awesome feeling; I often get lost in the paint and the time, and it takes me somewhere ... When I paint, I feel connected to something greater than myself, and a deep sense of joy and spirit. I am happiest, most fulfilled, and completely myself when I paint. It is gift and I am grateful to be able to share it. Biography Jodi Edwards was born into a very artistic family in 1959 in Syracuse New York. Throughout her childhood she was given carte blanche for any art supplies she wanted. Creativity was encouraged and valued in her family. Jodi’s education and background in art is richly diverse. She graduated from the New School for Social Research in New York City in 1984 with a degree in Liberal Arts. (At that time it was attached to Parsons School of Design.) She started modeling for art classes at Parsons to earn money. She worked for many different art schools, (Parsons School of Design, School of Visual Arts, the Art Students League of New York, to name a few) groups, and classes all over New York City. When she was 25, she moved to Southampton, New York, becoming a professional art model. For the next 15 years, she was often requested, enabling her to work for well known and established artists in the Hamptons, some of whom were Norman Bluhm, David Salle, and Larry Rivers. She learned from listening to, and watching renowned artists and teachers which inspired her to start painting in 1985. Within months she was in several art shows, and sold work immediately. She had her first art opening in NYC at Thunderdome Studios in Manhattan, in 1986. She was 26. While she was waiting tables at a coffee shop in Southampton, she met Henry Geldzahler the curator of 20th century art for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He came in every day for breakfast. She had her paintings in the basement, hoping he would come down and take a look and one day, sure enough he did. He told her, “These are good.” Simultaneously, she was developing as a singer songwriter (something she was equally passionate about). In 1990, she serendipitously met Ella Fitzgerald and became her dresser one night at Lincoln Center in New York City. This event was life changing and when Ella said to her “one day I’ll hear you sing” it was a powerful affirmation and set her off on a singing career for the next 7 years. She had a steady gig in Sag Harbor, New York for a few years, and started a band. In 1995, having lost her brother to AIDS she moved to New Orleans to pursue a career in music. In 1997, realizing that the lifestyle of being a musician was one she no longer wanted to pursue, she became an ESL teacher which provided her with the stability in her life she was seeking. She moved to the north shore of Massachusetts in 1998, and has been teaching ESL successfully for 17 years, all the while pursuing various forms of artistic expression. One of these artistic expressions took the form of rebuilding a house. In 2002, she bought a fire damaged cottage in Hamilton, Massachusetts. She spent the next 5 years gutting the house down to the studs and rebuilding it. She did 75% of the work herself including framing, wiring, plumbing, roofing, and landscaping. It was her work of art, completely consuming her for nearly a decade. Several articles were written about her in newspapers including the Boston Globe. In 2011 she sold her cottage. She and her husband moved to Southern Maine, where she had the 800sq ft art studio she always dreamed of. In 2012 she began to paint again and pursue the artistic expression she most passionately loves. In Dec of 2015, she left her teaching career to paint full time. That same month she and her husband purchased a farmhouse that has been in his family for 6 generations in downeast Maine. Ironically it also had a fire in it, and is a complete gut rebuild. She is the General Contractor, rebuilding a dreamhouse with a new studio, and finding time to paint when she can. She is looking forward to the completion and having more time to paint. Jodi is represented by the Portland Art Gallery. Jodi is represented by the Portland Art Gallery, She lives in Maine with her husband and dog Max.
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Artist
(Okay Henry...) I Get It
Jodi Edwards

(Okay Henry...) I Get It

36 x 36 in

$2,800.00

A Little Bit Of Grey
Jodi Edwards

A Little Bit Of Grey

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 48 in

$5,200

Adventure of a Lifetime
Jodi Edwards

Adventure of a Lifetime

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 72 in

$6,200.00

All I Got is Now
Jodi Edwards

All I Got is Now

Acrylic on Panel

22 x 27 in

$1,800.00

Downeast 6
Jodi Edwards

Downeast 6

Acrylic on Panel

24 x 24 in

$1,750.00

Downeast 7
Jodi Edwards

Downeast 7

Acrylic on panel

24 x 24 in

$1,750.00

Downeast I
Jodi Edwards

Downeast I

Acrylic on Panel

49 x 49 in

$5,000.00

Eclipse
Jodi Edwards

Eclipse

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 36 in

$3,800.00

Found It
Jodi Edwards

Found It

Acrylic on Board

24 x 24 in

$1,400.00

Henry
Jodi Edwards

Henry

Acrylic on Board

24 x 24 in

$1,750.00

I Hear Music
Jodi Edwards

I Hear Music

Acrylic on Panel

36 x 36 in

$2,800

I'm Getting Closer To My World
Jodi Edwards

I'm Getting Closer To My World

acrylic on panel

32 x 32 in

$2,400.00

Inspired
Jodi Edwards

Inspired

Acrylic on Board

32 x 32 in

$2,500.00

Just Let It Happen
Jodi Edwards

Just Let It Happen

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 48 in

$4,800.00

Listen to the Music
Jodi Edwards

Listen to the Music

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$3,000.00

Looking Forward To...
Jodi Edwards

Looking Forward To...

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 24 in

$2,700.00

May
Jodi Edwards

May

acrylic on panel

27 x 22 in

$2,200.00

Meet Me in Dreamland
Jodi Edwards

Meet Me in Dreamland

acrylic on panel

24 x 24 in

$2,100.00

My Idea of Spring
Jodi Edwards

My Idea of Spring

Acrylic on Panel

36 x 36 in

$2,600.00

Rhythm Ranch
Jodi Edwards

Rhythm Ranch

Acrylic on Panel

24 x 48 in

$2,500.00

Rollercoaster
Jodi Edwards

Rollercoaster

Acrylic on Board

48 x 48 in

$5,000.00

September
Jodi Edwards

September

Oil on Panel

48 x 48 in

$5,000.00

Spirit in the Sky
Jodi Edwards

Spirit in the Sky

acrylic on panel

24 x 24 in

$2,100.00

Spring #2
Jodi Edwards

Spring #2

Acrylic on Panel

32 x 32 in

$2,400.00

Summer Colors III
Jodi Edwards

Summer Colors III

Acrylic on Board

32 x 48 in

$3,000.00

Summer Colors VI
Jodi Edwards

Summer Colors VI

Acrylic on Panel

32 x 32 in

$2,500.00

Summer Colors VII
Jodi Edwards

Summer Colors VII

Acrylic on Board

24 x 24 in

$1,750.00

Summer Fun
Jodi Edwards

Summer Fun

Acrylic on Panel

32 x 48 in

$3,000.00

Summer's Almost Over
Jodi Edwards

Summer's Almost Over

Acrylic on Board

24 x 48 in

$2,400.00

Undercover
Jodi Edwards

Undercover

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 36 in

$4,200.00

Waiting for Dekooning
Jodi Edwards

Waiting for Dekooning

Acrylic on Panel

60 x 60 in

$5,500.00

What a Day for a Daydream
Jodi Edwards

What a Day for a Daydream

Acrylic on Panel

24 x 24 in

$1,700.00

Wish I Could Be There
Jodi Edwards

Wish I Could Be There

Acrylic on Board

25 x 36 in

$2,300.00

Ben, 2018
Jodi Edwards

Ben, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

24 x 24 in

$1,700.00

Having a Ball, 2018
Jodi Edwards

Having a Ball, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 32 in

$3,000.00

I Want to Have More Days Like This, 2018
Jodi Edwards

I Want to Have More Days Like This, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 48 in

$5,000.00

Jill, 2018
Jodi Edwards

Jill, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

24 x 48 in

$2,500.00

July, 2018
Jodi Edwards

July, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

24 x 24 in

$1,500.00

November, 2018
Jodi Edwards

November, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 36 in

$3,200.00

September II, 2018
Jodi Edwards

September II, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

32 x 24 in

$2,000.00

Spring, 2018
Jodi Edwards

Spring, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 48 in

$5,000.00

Summer Fun II, 2018
Jodi Edwards

Summer Fun II, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 32 in

$3,000.00

Summer Wind, 2018
Jodi Edwards

Summer Wind, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 48 in

$5,000.00

WERU, 2018
Jodi Edwards

WERU, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 32 in

$3,000.00

After The Woman's March
Jodi Edwards

After The Woman's March

acrylic & ink on board

48 x 36 in

SOLD

Downeast Women, 2018
Jodi Edwards

Downeast Women, 2018

Acrylic on Panel

32 x 32 in

SOLD

Got What It Takes
Jodi Edwards

Got What It Takes

Acrylic on Board

24 x 24 in

SOLD

I Think it Might be Spring
Jodi Edwards

I Think it Might be Spring

Acrylic on Panel

36 x 36 in

SOLD

Leap of Faith
Jodi Edwards

Leap of Faith

Acrylic on Panel

48 x 48 in

SOLD

Summer Colors V
Jodi Edwards

Summer Colors V

Acrylic on Board

48 x 48 in

SOLD

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