Jodi Maas

 

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently

 

I was born in Manhattan Kansas in 1961. I moved several times during my childhood to various places including Oregon, Michigan, Mississippi, Illinois, and spent 5 of my early teenage years living overseas in Hong Kong. I currently live with my artist husband Mike Maas, 2 horses, 4 chickens, 10 cats and 2 birds on a 5 acre ranch in Prescott, Arizona.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures

 

I’ve sketched and doodled all my life which turned into photo tight rendering, which turned into an artsier freer style, on to total abstraction, which eventually returned to my current transitional style, somewhere in the middle of it all.

 

 

Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding

 

I like watching all skateboarding. We have a friend (Mickey Ferrell) who grew up in LA and his ramp was the hotspot for some of the biggest names when they were still up and coming such as Tony Hawk and Christian Hosoi. 

 

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?

 

Georganne Deen, Esther Pearl Watson, Suzanne Falk, Karolina Sussland, Joan Mitchell, Colin Chillag

 

 

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing

 

horseback riding, yoga, UFO’s and my ET meditation group of friends, observing my animals (pets and wildlife), listening to top 40 country music.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences

 

My husband Mike Maas, Lightworkers, authentic kind-hearted people.

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Liquid acrylic on canvas and wood

 

 

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