“I am a painter working towards merging my need for realism with the beauty of pure abstract. ” – J.M. Brodrick
Brodrick’s paintings include a wide range of themes from the beauty of old growth forests to city scenes, birds, animals and people. Her works are described as serene and peaceful but can include both drama and poetic tenderness along with a unique softness and graceful sense of beauty. Her use of colors laid over each other resulting in hues that seem to glow from within. Playing one color off the other in harmony much as a composer would use combinations of notes to form a symphony.
Brodrick studied painting in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of 13. Her grandmother, who was a professional artist from Helsinki Finland, guided her love of the arts. She grew up in a working artist environment. “My Grandmother helped me connect with other artists and shape me at an early age to express myself with painting” says Brodrick. In the 1977 she moved to Fairbanks Alaska where the rugged lifestyle and freedom of the open country inspired her to further develop her artistic talents. Brodrick now lives in Oregon and is surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Brodrick’s paintings are in numerous corporate and private collections including: Atlantic Richfield Corporation, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington D.C., the State of Alaska and Global National Health Hospital in Tokyo, Japan.