J.M. Brodrick

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    J.M. Brodrick

     

    Acrylic 20 x 16

    Morning Pose by J.M. Brodrick was selected as a Finalist in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

     

    Biography

     

    "I am a painter working towards merging my need for realism with the beauty of pure abstract. " - J.M. Brodrick

     

    Brodrick's paintings include a wide range of themes from the beauty of old growth forests to city scenes, birds, animals and people.  Her works are described as serene and peaceful but can include both drama and poetic tenderness along with a unique softness and graceful sense of beauty.  Her use of colors laid over each other result in hues that seem to glow from within,  playing one color off the other in harmony much as a composer would use combinations of notes to form a symphony.  Brodrick studied painting in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of 13.  Her grandmother, who was a professional artist from Helsinki Finland, guided her love of the arts.  She grew up in a working artist environment.   "My Grandmother helped me connect with other artists and shaped me at an early age to express myself with painting" says Brodrick.   In the 1977 she moved to Fairbanks Alaska where the rugged lifestyle and freedom of the open country inspired her to further develop her artistic talents.   Brodrick now lives in Oregon and is surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

     

     

    Education

    • Independent studies with:
    • Sandra Tischnor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
    • Franklin Jones, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
    • Nita Engle, Traverse City, Michigan
    • Anita Peterson, Helsinki, Finland

    Permant Collections

    • Atlantic Richfield Corporation - San Francisco, California
    • The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington D.C.
    • The State of Alaska - Fairbanks, Alaska
    • Global National Health Hospital, Tokyo - Japan
    • Favell Museum - Klamath Falls, Oregon
    • Numerous Private Collections

     

    Publications

    2019

    • Acrylic Work 6!  Artist Network Book Publication

    2018

    • American Art Collector Magazine "Art of the Figure"  Editorial for December Issue
    • Artsy Shark - Featured Artist June 2018
    • American Art Collector Magazine “The Art of the Horse” Featured Artist May Issue

    2017

    • American Art Collector Magazine, November - Editorial for "The Art of the Nude"
    • American Art Collector Magazine, May  Editorial for "The Art of the Horse"

    2015

    • Southwest Art Magazine - September Issue - "Artists to Watch"

     

    Selected Awards and Exhibits 

    2019

    • Mountain Oyster Club  "50th" Art Exhibition and Sale- Tucson, Arizona
    • Favell Museum - Contemporary Western Show and Sale - Kalamath Falls, Oregon
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Finalist -August Award for " Morning Pose"
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic - August "Beauty and Grace"
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Second Place - May Award for "Misty Morning"
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic - May Award for "Beauty and Grace"
    • RS Hanna Gallery Group Show , America Women Artists, Signature and Masters, Fredericksburg, Texas
    • Steamboat Art Museum, American Women Artist Group Juried Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    • Women Artist of the West - 49th National Exhibition Mountain Aire - Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, Colorado
    • Women Artists of the West - Awarded Third Place for "Afternoon Conversation" in the Lazy Days of Summer Exhibit
    • My favorite Things - Cole Gallery, Edmonds, Washington 
    • American Impressionist Society - Small Works Exhibition - Petosky, Michigan

    2018

    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - "Outstanding Acrylic"  award for "Tired Butterfly"
    • American Impressionist Society - 19 Annual Juried Exhibition  - Peninsula School of Art, Wisconsin
    • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society - Escoda Brush Company - Outstanding Achievement Award
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic award for "The Pollock
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Finalist - March "Monday's Child"
    • Western Contemporary Art Exhibit - Favel Museum -  Kalmath Falls, Oregon
    • Rockwell Museum (An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute - New York - American Women Artists Exhibition 

    2017

    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic - November  "Beneath Thunder Mountain"
    • American Impressionist Society -  18 Annual National Juried Exhibition - Montgomery -Lee Fine Art - Park City, Utah
    • American Women Artists - Under a Vast Sky - Tucson Art Museum - Tucson, Arizona
    • Art in the West - High Desert Art Museum - Bend, Oregon
    • Artist Abroad - The Bennington Art Center - Bennington, Vermont
    • Brian Marki Fine Art Gallery - Solo Exhibition "The Art of the Nude"  Palm Springs, California 
    • Mountain Oyster Contemporary Art Exhibit and Sale - Tucson, Arizona 
    • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society -"Best of America" Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    • The Bennington Center The Laumeister Fine Art Competition" - Bennington, Vermont
    • The Bennington Center  Wild and Nature  Juried Exhibition -Bennington, Vermont 

    2016

    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic- July- Reincarnation of Lady Grey
    • Bold Bush Painting Contest - Finalist May - "Ellen"
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic - April "New Day Coming"
    • The Art Muse Contest - Merit Award for outstanding work
    • Artist of the Month - March -First Place  "The Jackson Pollock"
    • Mountain Oyster Club Exhibit of Western Art - Tucson, Arizona
    • American Women Painters Juried Exhibition - Bennington, Vermont
    • Best of America - National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Orleans, Maine

    2015

    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic July "My Moment with Mona"
    • The Artist's Magazine 32nd Annual Art Finalist Portraits/Figures category 
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic March "Linda"
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic "Girl at the Borough Market"
    • New Work - Lawrence Gallery - Sheridan, Oregon
    • Women Artists - National Juried Competition - Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
    • Art in the West Traveling Show - Dallas, Texas
    • Brian Marki Gallery - Dramatic Fields, Quiet Pastures Exhibit -  Portland, Oregon

    2014

    • Bold Brush Painting Contest - Finalist - August 2014
    • Bold Brush Painting Contest  Outstanding Acrylic "Morning Glory"
    • Raymar Painting Contest - Finalist August 2014 - "Morning Glory"
    • Solo Exhibit - Caswell Gallery - Troutdale, OregonArt in the Peal - Portland Fine Art Auction         

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    Memberships

    • American Women Artist, Signature Member
    • Women Artists of the West, Member 
    • National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society, Member
    • National Portrait Society of America, Member
    • American Impressionist Society, Member  
    • The Society Of Animal Artists, Member

     

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