West Coast Swing, Duck, Oil painting swing dancers on canvas. Lead Follow dancing, Connection Symbolism Dance Painting, 30×40″. 2017 Jodee Clifford
WC Swing Dancers at the Del Val Swing Club’s monthly dance in Haddonfield, NJ
Dave & Jen, Hip Circle, Oil/Canvas 16×20 2017
Country dancers shuffling at Tombstone, Oil on canvas. 24×36″, 2017
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Seated Woman, Charcoal, Pastel and Conte on blue pastel paper c. 2006, by Jodee Clifford
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Tonight’s life drawing group meeting at the Ocean City Arts Center is on.
Happy 2018 to all!
Are you ready for a great painting night? We will reinstate the plan we had to cancel for December. Short-Haired Anne will be our model. She will be nude, but using props, and a theme of black, white and red. I am already intrigued. Anne is so good at making a painterly spectacle that we can be sure of a productive evening. So bring your paints and a good canvas to kick off the 2018 season!
Added bonus: See the lovely, and often narrative, work of Grace Zambelli who is showing at OCAC in January. (You can also meet her at the reception the following evening.)
Who’s in? RSVP deadline is Tuesday, January 9, 5pm.
All details are the same: OC Arts Center, 5pm – 8:45pm, $15 per session (exact change please), All mediums welcome except photography, Oil painters must clean up and dispose of terpinoid at home. We have chairs, and some easles. Artists bring everything else, including drawing board.
Newcomer? Direct questions to me via email, or *phone number* (comment if you want her number).
Can’t wait to get back to work!
Musing: What a gorgeous, severe-clear, pristine snowfall! Years ago, I would treasure days just such as this. It meant perfect viewing conditions at the old Barnes Foundation–in the upstairs room where the drawings and watercolors were, shimmering in their understated gold frames. I really miss that.
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
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
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 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.
Everything in this world relates. Across all my projects, I’m fascinated with relationship, connection, language, instincts and intuition.
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.