Jodie Kain

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Jodie Kain

United States

Over many years Jodie Kain extensively studied classical atelier methods of drawing as well as modern expressionism. Jodie’s first studio experience was in Robert Beverly Hale’s anatomy class at the Art Students League of New York. This training set the base of her artistic approach: an emphasis on strict anatomical modeling, melding form built with the underlying structure as well as light. Building on this academic tradition, Jodie studied under photorealist Rob Neffson at Penn State University, earning a BFA. Later the opportunity to live in London and attend The Heatherley School of Fine Art arose, supplemented by figure study classes at several artist’s studios. After a career in high-end graphics systems, the Bargue & Cast curriculum at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston refreshed Jodie’s passion for realist painting. Jodie works exclusively in pastels, as it provides a tactile experience that deepens her connection to the subject.

 

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