Jodi Ohl is a best-selling author, award winning mixed media artist and creative instructor, originally from Dunkirk, NY, who now resides in Aberdeen, NC. Having left her day job to pursue her artistic career full time, she has built a body of work that is known for its distinctive texture, bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract compositions, as well as motivational in nature. Her art appeals to those that seem to be young at heart and who appreciate the positive side of life whether communicated through words, colors, or composition.
Published in over 36 international mixed media magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Artful Blogging, Artful Journaling, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, and Acrylic Artist, as well as a contributor to 7 mixed media books. For three years in a row, Jodi’s paintings have been featured in the curated books featuring the best of mixed media, Incite 2, 3 and 4. Recently, Jodi had the distinct honor of being the featured artist in Somerset Studio magazine’s Nov/Dec 2016 issue has been a regular guest columnist for Cloth Paper Scissors. Jodi enjoys writing about her art and sharing the love of healing and motivation through creativity. She is represented by regional galleries in North Carolina and several others along the East Coast. In addition, Jodi is a popular mixed media art teacher online and in person, teaching at both large and small local and national workshops around the US. When not painting, she enjoys time with her two sons, Joshua and Zachary as well as other friends and family.
Jodi’s first book, Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink was recently released by North Light Books. Combining her approachable teaching and writing style, Jodi’s book is much like having a seat next to the artist at one of her popular workshops.