SPECIALIZING IN PASTELS OF WILDLIFE, LANDSCAPES, AND ANIMAL PORTRAITS
Jody has been interested in art all her life. She believes that God has given her a gift and her artwork is a reflection of his majesty. “His creation shouts from every mountaintop, tree, rock, cloud and river. I want to glorify Him in my artwork.”
Jody was born in Hackensack, N.J. At a young age, her family moved to Colorado Springs where she attended Palmer High School. At the urging of her art teacher she pursued an art degree at Adams State College. After college she began to work with oils and watercolors. It wasn’t until she took an art class from nationally-known pastel artist Becky Johnson that she found the medium that she works with today. Her mentor and encourager has been her father Hans Ressdorf, who is a nationally-known impressionist.
Jody has been commissioned to paint personal pets for people and murals for various businesses. Her work can be seen at Margo's on the Alley in Monument, Colorado.
2010 23rd International Exhibition on Animals in Art, Louisiana State University, June 2010 Cover art of the American Journal of Veterinary Medicine
2008 Art Show at the Dog Show, Best Entry Depicting a German Shepherd
2008 CSAG Show, Honorable Mention
2008 Paint America, Top 100
2007 Connecticut Pastel Society, Daler-Rowney Art Award
2007 Paint the Parks, Top Mini 50
2007 Paint The Parks, 2nd 100
Pastel Society of Colorado
WAOW, Associate Member
Colorado Springs Art Guild
2010 23rd International Exhibition on Animals in Art, Louisiana State University March 27-April 25GALLERIES:
Erickson Financial Services,2130-F Academy Circle, Colorado Springs,Co
Ruffing It, Natural Living for Pets, 5928 StetsonHills Blvd. #120, Colorado Springs, Co.