Jodie Silverman is a Manchester-based artist and art therapist. She works primarily in oil paint on canvas and specialises in narrative portraiture taking inspiration from the Pre Raphaelite era and Surrealist painters such as Leonora Carrington and Paula Rego. She has work in private collections worldwide and has been widely commissioned, including painting over 25 sculptures for Wild in Art sculpture trails. For our 50 Windows display Jodie is exhibiting a pair of paintings, entitled ‘Window to the Soul’. The artist says of her work… “Primarily my work is driven by an innate curiosity about the human condition and a desire to understand people. An introvert by nature, I value the opportunity to foster authentic connections on a meaningful level. I am interested in the development of empathy and how listening and understanding can be used as a tool for change both on a personal and societal level. Portraiture is the perfect vehicle for this inquiry as it presents the opportunity to tell sorties and invites profound connections. My work is often allegorical containing a unique symbolism and metaphorical language which pertains to the inner experience of the subject. This is arrived at through a collaborative process with the sitter and informed by my training as an Art Therapist.
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