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A Little Glass of Happiness
12" x 16"
Read You Like A Book
20" x 16"
Jodie Hart Biography
Jodie Hart has been immersed in art since childhood; first learning to paint by watching her father. She completed her Diploma of Illustration at Sheridan college in 1998, and after winning numerous scholarships attended McMaster University where she continued her art studies, graduating in 2007. After experimenting with various subject matter she now focuses almost exclusively on allegorical still life painting. The paintings are a reminder of the transience of life and show the objects as pround and noble, even while their beauty is fading. To achieve this Jodie uses dramatic lighting, often in the form of a direct sunbeam. The sweeping light gives the objects a real sense of being caught in a moment in time. They are changing before our eyes, but for this moment they are immortal.
"Such use of light is a result of my deep admiration for the work of Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Vermeer," she says. "The spiritual quality of their dramatically lit scenes are the inspiration for most of my work. The compositions are intended to provide a twist on the Memento Mori theme, offering a more optimistic and celebratory perspective."
Jodie's work can be viewed at www.jodiehart.ca