Artist statement

A passion for colour has, from my earliest days, drawn me to the realm of art and painting. My love of movement and gesture found expression and sustenance from countless hours of life drawing. My paintings combine these elements, with the gestural strokes and lively colours expressing my joy and spontaneous reaction to the subject.


Jodi Shuster studied fine arts at The Banff School of Fine Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Concordia University. She also studied animation at Sheridan College and worked for two decades on children’s animation, short and feature length films and commercials in Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco and Israel. She has been painting full time since 2002.