Jodie Woodcock — ARTIST

Jodie Woodcock

Jodie Woodcock

Interview with artist Jodie Woodcock —

1. Who are you and what do you do?
Hello my name is Jodie Woodcock, but you can call me Jo. I am a mother of five children and grandmother to three grandchildren. I love to draw and my kids love to join in with me, they are pretty good. I used to draw a lot when I was younger but kind of put it off for awhile until just give years ago. I not only picked up my pencil, I also started painting like crazy. I couldn’t keep up with supplies. I have worked as a welder fabricator since 1995 and I love it. It’s like an art to get that weld looking pretty as well as getting good penatration of the metals. I am usually the only female in the places I have worked and do I work hard to do a good job,I take pride in what I do.

2. Why art?
Art makes me feel like I can do anything. It gives me energy and creativity like I never really realized I had. I really like to make people happy and if I can create something that makes someone smile then it’s well worth the time you make to create.


3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
My earliest memory was the fourth grade and I drew my name in art time and everyone around me wanted me to do their names to. I loved that attention and I didn’t kind doing their names it was fun.

4. What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
I really don’t have subjects unless someone requests something.  My favorite media is spray paint, but I just discover chalk and I’m loving that. I’ve done some acrylics, watercolor, oils, and pastels. I guess I do use pastels more when I’m doing a detailed colored draft.


5. How do you work and approach your subject?
Well if I have plenty of supplies I will find time to just go at it. Sometimes with no idea what I’m going to do. I will a lot of times work until my supplies run dry, then its back to drawing. I always have paper and pencil.

6. What are your favorite art work(s), artist(s)?
I really like  Jackson Pollack’s art because he painted what he felt and that what I do a lot as well. Whatever comes out in the end is what you get.


7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
The best responses that I have had are when one person sees one thing in my work while another sees something so different. In the summer I sit in the corner trying to sell my artwork, but it doesn’t do to well at times but there’s always that one day someone just can’t make up their minds on one so they buy more. They have a smile on their face and that is priceless.

8. What do you like about your work?
What I like about my work is that a lot of times my pieces are one of a kinds. I like to see the reaction I get, so it’s so worthwhile to do what I do and live it.


9. What advice would you give to other artists?
I would say to other artists that if you create don’t stop, it is so important to keep your creative juices going. I stopped for awhile and I wonder where Iwould be now.

10. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
In five years I see myself with a small shop and studio. Im going to fill it with steel sculptures and paintings. In ten I see myself owning my own business gallery and furniture store to hand down to my kids.




Jodie Woodcock