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Life Drawing in South Jersey

There’s a group of artists that get together and meet monthly for an evening of drawing from life.

Sold. Morgan Lying, Pastel on Paper
Sold. Morgan Lying, Pastel on Paper. c. 2005

I’m not exactly certain of the date this figure drawing group got started but I’ve been drawing with them for about 18 years. I remember first jumping in on a figure drawing night when it was held at the Ocean City Arts League down on 9th and Asbury. Continue reading Life Drawing in South Jersey

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Visual Art Spotlight at Gateway Playhouse

Jodee Clifford with Connection paintings at Gateway Playhouse
Photo by Jeffrey Schwartz

In October, the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, New Jersey further expanded their support of the arts to include featuring the work of a new local visual artist each month. The artwork can be viewed prior to the shows and during intermission and is available for purchase.

I had the opportunity to be the first  artist to show my artwork at the Gateway Playhouse. My connection paintings displayed through the month of October 2017. It’s really exciting to experience the overlap of artists supporting artists. Continue reading Visual Art Spotlight at Gateway Playhouse

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Stone Harbor Arts Festival this weekend

Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, Point prep 30x40, Oil on Canvas (Jodee Clifford / 2017)
Art by Jodee Clifford is in Tent 1 (fine art), booth #3
Find me in tent 1 (fine art), booth #3

I’m kind of really excited to be doing the Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival for the first time this weekend. Come look, bring friends and a coffee for me (just cream;) ), save me a dance, or just say hi.

Fine art tent #1, booth #3. Continue reading Stone Harbor Arts Festival this weekend

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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 words. )

Connection

Connection is my most recent work. Started in 2016, it’s a series of works exploring human connection through body language, touch, and gesture; communicating and connecting without words using improv lead-follow social dance.

Relationship

Everything in this world relates in one way or another.

Across all my projects and mediums, I’m fascinated with relationship and connection. Usually it’s some language-less 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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