Jodie Blaney Fine Art

 

About the Artist  

Life is unpredictable. I never set out to become a painter or a writer, and I often wonder how I arrived at this place. Seems the moment I opened myself up to living a more creative life, doors began to open and opportunities were around every corner.

For me, the joy of painting lies in experimenting with composition and colour. While my subjects are grounded in reality, I strive to move beyond realistic representation. My goal is to capture a whimsical interpretation that reflects harmony, energy and balance. 

My background is Canadian book publishing industry where I spent twelve years. Positions I held were in sales, management, acquisitions and marketing. During this time, I traveled extensively across Canada. When the time felt right to explore new directions, I enrolled in Emily Carr University of Art & Design--a lifelong dream  of mine--to learn visual arts. I also flew to Calgary to take painting lessons with esteemed westcoast painter Mike Svob. Before long, I began submitting my work to local art shows and painting every chance I could. 

Early on, I shared a studio space space in Steveston Village, an historic fishing village just south of Vancouver. I received guidance and support from a dear friend and mentor, the late sculptor Alberto ReplanskiAt home, I created"Blue Fish Art Studio" and offered art classes for children. I was fortunate to take on some private art commissions, and painting soon became a natural part of my life.

These days, one hand holds a paintbrush and the other a pen. Blaney Writing Services proudly serves a growing list of local and international clients. From editing manuscripts and writing e-books to producing webcopy and articles, the diversity of work is very rewarding.  

Iconic Canadian artists who provide ongoing inspiration include Lawren Harris, A.J. Casson, Edwin Holgate, Emily Carr, Arthur Lismer and J.E.H. MacDonald. I'm fascinated by the Cubist exploration of light and perspective as depicted in the art of Cezanne, Picasso, and Braque.  

         

Education & Affiliations

Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of British Columbia

Certificate of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Art & Design

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teaching Certificate (Vancouver Community College) 

Active Member, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) 

Business Member, Delta Chamber of Commerce (Delta BC) 

South Delta Artists Guild