Jody Rigsby / Artist
By channeling my unveiled innocence as a child, I treat each painting as an individual endeavor towards a natural and expressive embodiment of the subject as if looking through young eyes. I hope to bring the joy I feel in the process to the viewer as a result. The natural world inspires much of my work, as I live in and experience the human condition in relation to the whole-hearted images I choose to paint. My fascination lies within the relationship between color, texture and line in context to the subject.
The process reflects the raw and intuitive energy of the things I paint. My first thoughts about a piece are lucid and unrefined. I envision a background full of imaginative pattern and texture that intentionally peeks through the thick layers of oil paint. Some base layers are made of print blocks I design and handcraft myself, and sometimes include iridescent and metallic acrylic paint. Through this process, the rhythm of pattern, line and layers merge to create expressive work.
Jody attended Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, receiving her degree in Graphic Design. Now working as a full time fine artist, she lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her husband. All of her energy is focused on her painting as Jody’s career is building momentum with several invitationals, combined, and featured artist shows.
She has attended workshops from Dan Beck, Kim English, Nura Mascareñas, Michelle Torrez, Mitch Caster and Melinda Morrison, as well as classes at the Art Students League of Denver.
August 2014: Interplay, Republic Plaza, Denver
March 2014: 2 Women Show, AUM Gallery
October 2013: 2 Women Show, Carson Gallery, an exhibit space of The Art Students League of Denver
May 2013: 2 Women Show, AUM Gallery
May 2013: Stapleton Fine Art (featured artist)
April 2013: 6th Avenue Art Show (invitational) Portland, Oregon
October 2012: Award of Excellence - Evergreen Members Show
February 2011: One woman show, AUM Gallery
September 2010: Best of Show in Sunflower Invitational, AUM Gallery
Alexandra Stevens Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico: www.alexandrastevens.com
Arts at Denver, Denver Colorado: www.artsatdenver.com
Red Canyon Art, Lyons, Colorado: www.redcanyonart.com