Jodie  Wells

Jodie Wells

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Curriculum vitae

Born - 1971

Education

2007 Gold Coast Art School - Oil painting and life drawing
2006 Tuition - acrylic Course under Rivella Louis - Gold coast
1998 Oil Painting Course -Ithica Tafe - Brisbane
1997 Ceramic Art 1 yr private tuition - Brisbane
1997 University of Tasmania - Dip Health Science

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Menagerie Anthea Polson Art, Qld (September)
2016 Spring Anthea Polson Art Qld
2015 Birds And Blossoms, Lethbridge Gallery Qld
2015 Beyond The Back Door, Anthea Polson Art Qld
2014 Feathers and Fillies, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2013 Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington Qld
2012 Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington Qld
2011 Small Works, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington Qld
2008 Cafe 99 - Gold Coast, QLD

Group Exhibitions

2016 Artist's Choice - A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2016 Anthea Polson Art Comes To Melbourne, Menzies Auction Rooms, Vic
2013 Four of the Best, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast Qld
2012 The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 The Lethbridge 10 000, Lethbridge Gallery Paddington Qld
2012 Art Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Vic
2012 Invitation Only, Rotary Art Show, Brisbane Qld
2012 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic
2011 Best of Lethbridge 10000 Show, Federation Square, Melbourne Vic
2011 Small works show, Space 22, Ballarat Vic
2011 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic
2010 The St Lukes Exquisite Palette Show, Melbourne Vic
2010 Sanctuary Cove Art Festival, Gold Coast, Qld
2010 Journeys, The TYLER Gallery, Newcastle NSW
2010 Small works show, Space 22, Ballarat Vic
2010 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic
2009 Save the Cerebus, Pivotal Galleries, Melbourne Vic
2009 Small works show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy Vic
2009 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic

Art Awards and Prizes

2015 Finalist - SCAP, Caloundra Regional Gallery Qld
2015 Finalist - Moreton Bay Art Prize Qld
2012 Finalist - Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane Qld
2011 Finalist - Stan and Maureen Duke Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall Qld
2011 Finalist - Black Swan Portrature Prize, Perth WA
2011 Finalist - The Lethbridge 10 000 - Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane Qld
2011 Finalist - Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize - Rex-Livingston Gallery - Sydney
2010 Finalist - The Glover Art Prize, Evandale Tasmania
2010 Finalist - Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery NSW
2010 Finalist - Mortimer Art Prize, Travelling Tour, Dubbo, Byron Bay & Canberra
2010 Finalist - The Waterhouse Prize Works on Paper, South Australian Museum, Adelaide SA
2010 Finalist - Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize, Rex-Livingston Gallery, Surry Hills NSW
2010 Finalist - The Lethbridge 10 000, Lethbridge Gallery Paddington Qld
2009 Finalist - Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (the EMSLA), Coffs Harbour NSW
2009 Finalist - Black Swan Portrature Prize, Perth WA
2008 Finalist - Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery NSW
2008 Finalist - Black Swan Portrature Prize, Perth WA
2007 Finalist - Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery NSW
2007 Finalist - Open Art Prize, Royal Queensland Art Society, Gold Coast QLD

Collections

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Artist Statement

Tasmanian born, but now based on the Gold Coast, I began practicing art in 1997 and have exhibited extensively around Australia since 2007.
My paintings are mostly done impasto style... thick, lustrous, and wonderfully messy. I spread the oil paint thickly onto the canvas with a palette knife, which gives the paintings a 3D quality, evoking desires to touch and visually scrutinise. On close inspection my paintings appear abstract, heavily textured, containing many different colours, but when viewed from a distance, the human eye naturally blends those colours and forms, and a recognisable image is seen.
I draw my inspiration from the mundane happenings in everyday life. My paintings are often subjects that other have over looked, such as crazy antics of birds as they try and scavenge food from the picnic table, or cupcakes at a family gathering.

Jodie Wells

Curriculum vitae

Born - 1971

Education

2007 Gold Coast Art School - Oil painting and life drawing
2006 Tuition - acrylic Course under Rivella Louis - Gold coast
1998 Oil Painting Course -Ithica Tafe - Brisbane
1997 Ceramic Art 1 yr private tuition - Brisbane
1997 University of Tasmania - Dip Health Science

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Menagerie Anthea Polson Art, Qld (September)
2016 Spring Anthea Polson Art Qld
2015 Birds And Blossoms, Lethbridge Gallery Qld
2015 Beyond The Back Door, Anthea Polson Art Qld
2014 Feathers and Fillies, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2013 Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington Qld
2012 Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington Qld
2011 Small Works, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington Qld
2008 Cafe 99 - Gold Coast, QLD

Group Exhibitions

2016 Artist's Choice - A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2016 Anthea Polson Art Comes To Melbourne, Menzies Auction Rooms, Vic
2013 Four of the Best, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast Qld
2012 The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 The Lethbridge 10 000, Lethbridge Gallery Paddington Qld
2012 Art Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Vic
2012 Invitation Only, Rotary Art Show, Brisbane Qld
2012 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic
2011 Best of Lethbridge 10000 Show, Federation Square, Melbourne Vic
2011 Small works show, Space 22, Ballarat Vic
2011 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic
2010 The St Lukes Exquisite Palette Show, Melbourne Vic
2010 Sanctuary Cove Art Festival, Gold Coast, Qld
2010 Journeys, The TYLER Gallery, Newcastle NSW
2010 Small works show, Space 22, Ballarat Vic
2010 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic
2009 Save the Cerebus, Pivotal Galleries, Melbourne Vic
2009 Small works show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy Vic
2009 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda Vic

Art Awards and Prizes

2015 Finalist - SCAP, Caloundra Regional Gallery Qld
2015 Finalist - Moreton Bay Art Prize Qld
2012 Finalist - Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane Qld
2011 Finalist - Stan and Maureen Duke Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall Qld
2011 Finalist - Black Swan Portrature Prize, Perth WA
2011 Finalist - The Lethbridge 10 000 - Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane Qld
2011 Finalist - Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize - Rex-Livingston Gallery - Sydney
2010 Finalist - The Glover Art Prize, Evandale Tasmania
2010 Finalist - Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery NSW
2010 Finalist - Mortimer Art Prize, Travelling Tour, Dubbo, Byron Bay & Canberra
2010 Finalist - The Waterhouse Prize Works on Paper, South Australian Museum, Adelaide SA
2010 Finalist - Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize, Rex-Livingston Gallery, Surry Hills NSW
2010 Finalist - The Lethbridge 10 000, Lethbridge Gallery Paddington Qld
2009 Finalist - Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (the EMSLA), Coffs Harbour NSW
2009 Finalist - Black Swan Portrature Prize, Perth WA
2008 Finalist - Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery NSW
2008 Finalist - Black Swan Portrature Prize, Perth WA
2007 Finalist - Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery NSW
2007 Finalist - Open Art Prize, Royal Queensland Art Society, Gold Coast QLD

Collections

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Artist Statement

Tasmanian born, but now based on the Gold Coast, I began practicing art in 1997 and have exhibited extensively around Australia since 2007.
My paintings are mostly done impasto style... thick, lustrous, and wonderfully messy. I spread the oil paint thickly onto the canvas with a palette knife, which gives the paintings a 3D quality, evoking desires to touch and visually scrutinise. On close inspection my paintings appear abstract, heavily textured, containing many different colours, but when viewed from a distance, the human eye naturally blends those colours and forms, and a recognisable image is seen.
I draw my inspiration from the mundane happenings in everyday life. My paintings are often subjects that other have over looked, such as crazy antics of birds as they try and scavenge food from the picnic table, or cupcakes at a family gathering.