Easedale Tarn, Lake District, 2021 My happy place!
Art has always been a huge part of my life since I was a child. I had a passion for drawing at a young age, it was rare to see me without a pen or pencil in my hand. I would always be drawing on my arms during class. During primary school I would often draw pictures of the Head teachers taxidermy fox he kept in his office. This is my earliest memory of taxidermy having an influence in my life. I was fascinated by the creature, its beauty forever preserved.
I never actually wanted to become an artist, in fact it was the last thing I wanted to do! However, my friends and family always encouraged me to follow this route and I am so grateful for it now more than ever.
Art has always been more than just a subject to me, it is a way of life. I have always been fascinated by the artistic and natural world. Even when I was a child and teenager I wanted to pick up any dead animals I came across and longed to keep them forever preserved. However, being the weird kid anyway I never wanted to draw more attention to myself. These days I am proud to be myself and I'm not afraid to tell others about my "weird" fascinations. In my opinion more people should be interested in what the natural world has to offer and how we can preserve things for the future. Everything natural is real and should be celebrated as opposed to this new technology based world that man has created.
I'm Jodie, I'm a self employed artist currently based in Nottinghamshire. I have spent most of my life creating art in many forms which led to me starting my own business in 2017. It has been a challenge with some difficult times but I'm still here making art and hoping my business will continue to grow.
I was born in the Lake district in 1995 and spent my childhood in the little town of Kendal, Cumbria, famous for it's mint cake! Then I spent my teenage years in Robin Hood's village, Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire. I feel very grateful to have lived in both these quirky little locations. Since then I have spent 2 years on the outskirts of Rotherham in a dull grey, industrial town which although not my cup of tea, has made me appreciate the nicer places in the world.
From March-September 2022 I was living in the stunning land of Pembrokeshire, this place was a dream come true but due to circumstances I had to relocate back with family in Nottinghamshire. One day I hope to live that coastal lifestyle again! I'm now in the process of getting back on my feet and working towards a better future for myself. I'm very grateful for my amazing customers and continued support over the years! Every order has helped keep me going!
Photo credit to @gregryanphoto gregryanphoto.myportfolio.com
Photo taken at the Beautiful Death Art Exhibitions 2019