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Statement

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

Exploring relationships, roles, and transformation with materials, paint, human forms, and abstractions. Always in search of walls. Contemporary works on canvas and other materials.

I find the tangible forms we experience life through fascinating. I draw from life, and use those drawings as references for paintings.

Paint forms

In 2020 I began making sculptural mixed media pieces about transformation made with paint. They are paint materials assembled as abstract forms to draw relationships between process, presence, and transformation.

Shore Surrealism

Abstracted ambiguous coastal landscapes depicting natural and unintended consequences, repetition, and organic forms.

Figures on Clothes

Figures on Clothes was a series of paintings started in 2003 where I painted relationships between clothing and the human form explored between subject matter and material. They are nude female figures painted directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing. I enjoyed the ironic relationship between subject matter and material.

First Impressions

In 2018, I started doing these oil paintings called “First Impressions”. They’re slow oil paintings from croquis flushed out in oil paint. With these paintings, I hope to parallel the way we fill in unknown character traits based on instincts after meeting someone new.

Connection

In 2016, I began 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 dance. As a dancer who formerly worked in media, this body of work is a reflection of natural communication in contrast to verbal or written language.

Living in a coastal area, bridge paintings relate connection from another perspective.

Relationship

I’m fascinated with relationships, connection, language, instincts, and intuition.


PO Box 2532
Wildwood, , NJ 08260
USA
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Dancing in the Dark got first place

Dancing in the Dark, Watercolor on paper, 2017 (Jodee Clifford)

This news caught me by surprise this afternoon. It feels really good to know someone connected with this piece. Thank you so much, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts. Continue reading Dancing in the Dark got first place

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Figurative paintings on clothes

Figures on Clothes, Oil / Mixed Media / Jodee Clifford

Figures on Clothes, Oil / Mixed Media / Jodee Clifford
Four pieces from Figures on Clothes series, Oil / Mixed Media. 2003-2004. (L-R White shirt, Plaid dress, Nightshirt, Blue suede pants) 

Figures on Clothes

Figures on Clothes was one of my first series of paintings around 2003. I painted them with relationship ideas between clothing and the human form explored between subject matter and material. I painted nude female figures directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as I would on primed canvas.

In 2003, I started painting nude women onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as though it were canvas.

In revisiting the series, I’m bringing in some intimate and emotional elements. I plan to continue these.

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Unzipped Linen Dress

Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018 oil / mixed media 16x24" jodee clifford

Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018 oil / mixed media 16x24"
Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018
oil / mixed media
16×24″

Completed in March of 2018, this personal painting is the first of some of my new work exploring relationships.

Figures on Clothes

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

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West Coast Swing Dancers, 2 Large Oil Paintings

West Coast Swing Dancers, Oil on Canvas
2 Paintings West Coast Swing Dancers, Oil on Canvas, both 30×40″, 2017

Prep
30×40″ oil on canvas
2017, Jodee Clifford
(left)

Ochos
30×40″ oil on canvas
2017, Jodee Clifford
(right)

I’m exploring relationships through human form, body language, and connection. Continue reading West Coast Swing Dancers, 2 Large Oil Paintings

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West Coast Swing: Duck, Oil on Canvas

Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, 2017 30x40, Oil on Canvas (Jodee Clifford / 2017)
Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church,
30×40, Oil on Canvas
(Jodee Clifford / 2017)

West Coast Swing, Duck, Oil painting swing dancers on canvas. Lead Follow dancing, Connection Symbolism Dance Painting, 30×40″. 2017 Jodee Clifford

Available at artseejodee.etsy.com   Continue reading West Coast Swing: Duck, Oil on Canvas

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Original Seated Woman, pastel and conte on paper

Life Drawing at the Art League, Pastel on paper,
Life Drawing at the Art League, 11×15 Pastel on paper, c. 2006 (Jodee Clifford)

Seated Woman, Charcoal, Pastel and Conte on blue pastel paper c. 2006, by Jodee Clifford
Available at artseejodee.etsy.com 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/579803400/seated-female-figure-model-conte-pastel

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Dancing in the dark, WCS, Ink on paper

West Coast Swing Ink Drawing

Dancing in the dark, west coast swing
9×12″, Ink on Paper
Jodee Clifford, 2017
https://www.etsy.com/listing/592303005/west-coast-swing-dance-ink-drawing-jodee


Visit my artseejodee etsy shop to purchase my work. If there’s a piece not yet listed, please don’t hesitate to contact me or put in a custom order. I’m happy to do commissions, drawings, paintings.

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