Canadian-born artist Jodie Blaney first picked up her brushes about 10 years ago. She still recalls the day her first sold painting, 'View from Kopio Coffee', was accepted into a juried art show at a local gallery, much to her amazement. This experience ignited a long buried passion to paint. Over the years, her easily recognizable painting style has won praise from gallery owners and collectors alike who are drawn to her vibrant colours, rhythmical compositions and strong forms.
Prior to becoming a painter, Jodie spent over a decade in the publishing field where she held positions in sales and management in Vancouver and Toronto. During these years, Jodie traveled extensively from coast to coast experiencing the country's natural beauty firsthand.
When her son, Sam, was born, Jodie and her family put down roots in in her hometown of Richmond, BC, settling in Steveston, a picturesque fishing village on the west coast. The quaint harbourfront with its fishing boats and busy tourist areas provided the backdrop for many of her earliest 'nautical' paintings.
Jodie received visual arts training from Emily Carr University of Art & Design and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC. Over the years, she has participated in and presented art workshops, exhibits and events. Other creative ventures include designing and teaching an art program for children, and freelance writing.
Jodie's work is collected in Canada and abroad and she's completed many private commissions. She lives in Delta, BC with her husband and son and now paints full-time from her home studio & gallery. She is an Active Member with the Federation of Canadian Artists, and a Board Member with the South Delta Artists Guild. Studio visits are welcome by appointment!
(2015 to 2017) Hampton Gallery, Kamloops, BC (gallery closed)
(2015 to 2017) Crystal Lodge Gallery, Whistler Village, BC (gallery closed)
(2015) White Dog Gallery at Nita Lake Lodge (gallery space moved to Crystal Lodge)
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Recognized as a "Top Artist to Watch" in ArtTour International magazine, Summer 2018. See News & Events
2nd Place Award ‘Delta Annual Grand Prix of Art’, Delta, BC (over 80 artists) (2016)
Honourable Mention ‘Our Favourite Ones’ Tribute Exhibit, South Delta Artists Guild (2016)
Honourable Mention ‘Steveston Annual Grand Prix of Art’ (over 100 artists) (2015)
People’s Choice Award ‘Steveston Annual Grand Prix of Art’ (over 100 artists) (2014)
People’s Choice Award ‘Interpretations’ collaborative art exhibit with Delta Photo Club (2013)
Select Group Exhibitions
"Shape and Form", juried exhibition in collaboration with Sculptors' Society of BC, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC (2018)
‘Hands On Art’, Gallery 1710, Delta BC (2018)
‘West of Main Art Walk’, Vancouver BC (2018)
‘Scenes from Western Canada’ juried exhibit, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC (2018)
'Quintessential 5', private show with five artists + artist demos Gallery 1710, Delta BC (2017)
'Feast Your Eyes' with artists Perry Haddock and Tina Newlove, Kamloops BC (Oct. 2015)
‘Oil & Water Annual Juried Exhibition’, Gallery 1710, Delta BC (2015-2017)
'Art Has a Voice', Gallery 1710, Delta, BC (2015)
‘Abstraction to Reality’, South Delta Artists Guild, Delta BC (2014)
‘Atmosphere’, South Delta Artists Guild, Delta BC (2014)
‘Double Identity’, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC (2012)
‘Transformation: An Exhibition of Art Exploring the Built Surface’, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver BC (2011)
‘Canvas Unbound’ juried exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC (2011)
‘Abstract Show’ juried exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC (2011)
'Doors Open Richmond' Annual Home Art Studio Tour & Exhibit (2012)
‘Coastal Reflections’ View Gallery, Fraserview Church, Richmond, BC (2011)
‘Doors Open Richmond’ Annual Home Art Studio Tour & Exhibit (2011)