Jodi Schneider has more than 15 years' experience teaching art. She grew up as a nature lover in New Jersey, which has continued to inspire her life interests. Watercolor is her preferred medium, because she enjoys its softness. She tends to paint in layers and use very fine brushes for feathers and fur. Jodi takes her time on each painting, to reveal each individual's personality and expressions, which usually start in the eyes.
Jodi also has a passion for photography, which started about 12 years ago when she decided to buy a digital camera to capture images of wildlife, which she uses as a basis for her watercolor paintings.
From an early age, Jodi has had a passion for pets. One of her first jobs was as a veterinary assistant. Now she writes the popular Pet Column for the Nugget Newspaper, and does pet portraits for private clients.
Jodi lived in Southern Californi for 26 years, and belonged to the Pomona Art Association. She now lives in Sisters, where photo opportunities are endless. She teaches watercolor to children and adults through Sisters Park and Recreation and private classes.
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