Jody was born in New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from New York University Stern School of Business and went on to pursue her Masters in Information Technology from NYU's Graduate School of Business. Always a lover of the arts, painting has taken a front seat in her life as of 2001, when she retired from the corporate world of High Technology.

She has lived and worked and painted on both the East and West coasts, as well as overseas as an expatriate in New Zealand. She now lives in the lake country of central Minnesota, where the landscape is fertile for creativity, and this has allowed her to pursue her life-long passion as an artist. Jody is a member of Art of the Lakes in Battle Lake, Minnesota and the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota. She studies with Marjorie Schlossman in the Plains School of Abstract Expressionism. She also studies classical drawing with Niko Chochelli in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She uses a wide array of medium including oils, pastels, charcoal, and watercolor.

About my work:
"My paintings are a personal expression of my inner life. I arrange color and composition in ways to tease one's sensibilities. I enjoy finding random and obscure positioning of geometric forms and define them with colors that please my emotions. I find there is a spiritual and musical dimension to art and I try to bring those elements into my work."
She draws inspiration from second generation Abstract Expressionist artists such a Joan Mitchell, Richard Diebenkorn, and Cy Twombly. And from the masters she draws inspiration from Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Degas.

"I believe in the impact each of us can make in our community. I will donate 10% of the art sale to the non-profit of your choice. My wish is to make this page grow with names of deserving non-profits."