About – Jody Bergsma
Creating Inspiration since 1984….
I began painting as a young child. When I was 3 years old my mother encouraged me to paint my dreams in her attempt to understand why I was not sleeping. This helped me work through my night terrors and began the long road into the unraveling of my incredible imagination. This vast invisible world has become the sea of ideas that never runs dry. The beautiful and wonderful images I was seeing in my sleep soon ecliped the bad dreams and a style was born.
When I was fifteen I attended my first ameture Art Show.
I surprised myself by selling all of my fantasy pictures. I attended hundreds of Art Shows, painting literally thousands of paintings during the next 10 years.
My revenue from Art paid for my collage education.
In the 70′s, I lived in Canada and studied art and industrial design/engineering. My exposure to the Canadian Wilderness Impressionism Movement gave me a spark to follow my own artistic evolution. My love for nature merged with this inspiring group of painters from the north and the Natural Elements line came into being.
I now travel the globe to research and gather inspiration.
My imagination continues to be my greatest influence.
“Art is a tradition that helps define who we are and brings us a vision of who we can become. My painting is my expression and request for a more beautiful, peaceful, and harmonious world.”
Wishing you the inspired life,