Highlighting ROAM Gallery Artist
Jodi Sam - Illustrator
Jodi is an illustrator - writer - fashion stylist - daydreamer. Her love for the arts began at a very young age. At age twelve, she was featured in Emily Carr’s British Columbia Young Artist Exhibition, which toured cities across Western North America. Her work is now a part of the permanent collection of Chicago Children’s Museum.
In September 2013 her eBook, My Little Book of Happiness, was released internationally. After 6 1/2 years in Tokyo, she relocated back to her hometown of Vancouver, Canada in late 2016 and has been actively working on her new projects, and illustrated books. She since held two solo exhibitions in Tokyo and Taipei in fall 2017 and published her newest book, How to Take a Wa Style Bath: From the Onsen to the Comforts of Your Own Home, in December 2017.
Both Western and Eastern influences play enormous roles in her work. While she enjoys using western ink and watercolours, she has a fondness for fude, natural Japanese paint brushes. Her illustrations are created with the blotted line drawing technique using ink and watercolour on paper, and her "bubbles" paintings, where each and every single bubble is individually hand-painted, with watercolour on either canvas or paper.
How to Take a Wa Style Bath:
From the Onsen to the Comforts of Your Own Home, Published Dec 2017
The Art of Daydreaming:
Nov 11 - 17, 2017
Bubbles of Zen & En:
Oct 16 - Nov 5, 2017
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