Jodi Maas was born in Manhattan, Kansas and moved several times during her childhood. Having lived in Hong Kong for 5 years, she was able to experience the diverse cultures and fascinating beauty of many exotic countries including India, Nepal, Thailand, Japan and the Philippines. After extensive travels she now calls Arizona home.
A lifelong love of art led Jodi to pursue an education in the field. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From there she has been doing art professionally for over 20 years.
Jodi’s work is a journey into pure inspiration. The subtle, rich layering and depth in her work are an invitation into a soft ethereal mystique. Her dramatic yet tranquil essence guides the spirit up to realms of new expansion. Spontaneous and unexpected details delight and entertain.
Whether she is engaged in her other favorite activities of horseback riding, yoga or volunteering with “at risk” children, Jodi is always gathering compelling inspiration for her paintings. “I want my paintings to express a deep sense of self as the whole,” explains the artist. “I am at peace when I paint.”
Jodi's work can be found in both corporate and private collections throughout Europe, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Mexico, and the United States. Some of her corporate clients include The Grand Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, California and the Marriot Hotel Group. Celebrity clients include Dr. Phil, Nicole Kidman, and Keith Urban. Her work has been used in feature films including "An American Carol" and "Knight and Day" starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, as well as media productions such as network television series "Dirty Sexy Money", "Flash Forward" and "Two and a Half Men".