Jody (Clancy) Goldman - I have been drawing and painting for as long as I could hold a pencil; a gift I was born with and one that was encouraged by my mother, to whom I am most grateful. In fact, the first paintings I exhibited and sold were painted under my maiden name “Clancy”. I have retained that as my “pen name” on all my art work as thanks to my mom for her support and encouragement.
As happens so frequently, during the hectic time of raising a family and focusing on my career I stopped painting, but I never gave up my brushes nor my love of art. Now, with kids grown and retirement looming, I am picking up my brushes and have started painting again. Pastels, watercolor and acrylic had been comfortable mediums to me. However, I have also been introduced to the three dimensional medium of clay and ventured out of my comfort zone to complete commissioned hand-built clay dogs. Dogs and wildlife have always been my focus and probably always will be.
I now live on the west coast of Florida so it’s only natural that sea creatures have begun floating into my wildlife focus for art. Many of my paintings are created from pictures or photographs taken while traveling to over 60 countries during my airline career. I have studied art under the tutelage of Virginia Lovell in Miami, The Orange County Pottery Studio, and Valencia College/Orlando. My works have been exhibited at the Miami Art Show, Vizcaya, Orlando Art Theater, Anna Maria Island Art League winter show, MainStreet Art/Bradenton and various private shops. I hope you enjoy viewing my work as much as I enjoy creating it. Life is good!