“We are all leaves of a tree, and the tree is humanity.”
Trees and flowers were the first things I felt comfortable painting, 44 years ago. How can you make a tree branch or flower petal WRONG?Nature has no perfectly straight branches like walls, nor a nose that might be too big-the bane of portrait painters! Whenever I feel stuck or can’t decide what I want to paint next; I’ll paint a flower or tree and then I find a release for my artistic block. It’s my break, my R&R, my comfort food. When I do paint tree portraits, I want to think that I can communicate with the trees; feel their thoughts, hear their dreams.I hope perhaps you also can feel and hear, besides see,my tree paintings.
I consider myself a Renaissance woman with my hand in many disciplines and a love for all artistic ways and means. Because of that, my work is all over the map-in style, medium and intent. I look at that as a strength, not a weakness!
Jodie Marie Anne Richardson Traugott