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Artist Statement

Jodee Clifford, 2004, Oil Painting: Green Sweater, Mixed Media

Exploring relationships through human form, body language, and connection.

(I use words as subject matter more often than a medium but for the purpose of having a statement and communication as people and Google do, here are a few. )

Connection

Connection is my most recent body of work painting dancers. Started in 2016, it’s a series of oil paintings, watercolor paintings, drawings, and ink drawings exploring human connection with body language, touch, and gesture; communicating and connecting without words through improvisational lead and follow social dancers. As a dancer and former media employee, this body of work is a reflection of communication in contrast to verbal or written language with undertones of honesty, transparency, and authenticity.

Relationship

Everything in this world relates. Across all my projects, I’m fascinated with relationship, connection, language, instincts and intuition. 

Figures on Clothes

Figures on Clothes was my first series of paintings starting c. 2003. To me, they’re about the relationship between clothing and nudity using the human form. I painted nude female figures directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as I would on primed canvas.

With art my intention is to evoke something, maybe feelings of connection in that another human gets excited about the same ideas.


Jodee Clifford, 2004, Oil Painting: Green Sweater, Mixed Media
Figures on clothes: Green Sweater. Oil / Mixed Media, 2004

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Art Shows – June 2017

Dancing in the Dark, Watercolor on paper, 2017 (Jodee Clifford)
Dancing in the Dark, Watercolor on paper, 2017 (Jodee Clifford)
Dancing in the Dark, 14×20″ Watercolor on paper, 2017 (Jodee Clifford)

Art in the Park

Saturday, June 17 – Kennedy Park, Somers Point, NJ

Art and Music Festival

Sunday, June 18 – Morey’s Adventure Pier, Wildwood, NJ

Night Art Market sponsored by The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities

June 29 –  5:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday evening
Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ