Jodi Maas was born in Manhattan, Kansas and moved several times during her childhood. Having lived in Hong Kong for 5 years, she was able to experience the diverse cultures and fascinating beauty of many exotic countries including India, Nepal, Thailand, Japan and the Philippines. After extensive travels she now calls Arizona home.
A lifelong love of art led Jodi to pursue an education in the field. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From there she has been doing art professionally for over 20 years.
Jodi’s work is a journey into pure inspiration. The subtle, rich layering and depth in her work are an invitation into a soft ethereal mystique. Her dramatic yet tranquil essence guides the spirit up to realms of new expansion. Spontaneous and unexpected details delight and entertain.
Whether she is engaged in her other favorite activities of horseback riding, yoga or volunteering with “at risk” children, Jodi is always gathering compelling inspiration for her paintings. “I want my paintings to express a deep sense of self as the whole,” explains the artist. “I am at peace when I paint.”