Bio



Acrylic is my medium - abstract is my passion


My strong interest in painting began about 17 years ago when I left a 20 year career in purchasing/sales of restaurant supplies and wholesale foods.


When I approach a new painting it is with a palette knife using quick strokes and letting the spontaneity give me that connection with color, layers, texture and form. I enjoy painting abstract because of the puzzling, challenging and suspenseful journey. I am always searching for that place between abstract and realism.


My art education is mainly self taught. I do enjoy workshops from other artists, but I feel by spending time in my own studio is the best way to learn. I exhibit in galleries, art shows, festivals, and open my studio yearly. I have been a recipient of several awards.


I am a member in both Art Fusion critique group (just celebrated our 11th year) and Three Rivers Artists Guild since it began in 2004. In the guild I have served on the committee for our first gallery at End of the Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City and the committee for Art in Windows for down town Oregon City.



My studio.

​Jodi Dann

Abstract Contemporary Artist