J .M. Brodrick studied painting and classical music in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of 13. Her Grandmother, who was a professional artist in Helsinki Finland, guided her love of the arts. She grew up in a working artist environment.
"My Grandmother helped me connect with other artists and shape me at an early age to express myself with painting" says Brodrick.
By the age of 18 it was clear to her that she needed to devote all of her talents to painting. In 1977 she moved to Fairbanks Alaska where the rugged lifestyle and freedom of the open country inspired her to further develop her artistic talents. Brodrick now lives in Oregon and is surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Brodrick's paintings are in numerous corporate collections in the United States and Europe including: Atlantic Richfield Corporation, the embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington D.C., and the State of Alaska with a twenty- six foot painting at the Fairbanks International Airport.
American Art Collector Magazine “The Art of the Horse” Focus Feature - May Issue
American Art Collector Magazine, November - Editorial for "The Art of the Nude"
American Art Collector Magazine, May 2017 Editorial for "The Art of the Horse"
Southwest Art Magazine - September Issue - "Artists to Watch"
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic - November "Beneath Thunder Mountain"
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic- July- Reincarnation of Lady Grey
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Finalist May - "Ellen"
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic - April "New Day Coming"
The Art Muse Contest - Merit Award for outstanding work
Artist of the Month - March -First Place "The Jackson Pollock"
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic July "My Moment with Mona"
Finalist Portraits/Figures category of The Artist's Magazine 32nd Annual Art
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic March "Linda"
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic "Girl at the Borough Market"
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Finalist - August
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Outstanding Acrylic "Morning Glory"
Raymar Painting Contest - Finalist August - "Morning Glory"
Raymar Art Contest - June 2012 Best of Show - "The Jackson Pollock"
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Finalist - December Outstanding Acrylic "Portlandia"
Bold Brush Painting Contest August - 3rd Place for "The Jackson Pollock"
Raymar Art Contest - Finalist - October "Chicago"
Ruth and Jim Howland Community Open Exhibit-Corvallis, Oregon "People's Choice Award"
Bold Brush Painting Contest-Finalist-Outstanding Acrylic "Oceanside Morning”
Bold Brush Painting Contest - Finalist - October
Bold Brush Painting Contest - August 2010 Outstanding Acrylic "Swans"
Bold Brush Painting Contest - July 2010 Outstanding Acrylic "Chicago"
Rockwell Museum (An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute - New York - American Women Artists Exhibition
Brian Marki Fine Art Gallery - Solo Exhibition "The Art of the Nude" Palm Springs, California
Mountain Oyster Contemporary Art Exhibit and Sale - Tucson, Arizona
American Women Artists - "Under A Vast Sky" Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, Arizona
The Bennington Center for the Arts - Juried Exhibit for the Collective" - Bennington, Vermont
American Impressionist Society - 18 Annual National Juried Exhibition - Park City, Utah
The Bennington Center for the Arts Juried "American's Abroad" Exhibit -Bennington, Vermont
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society -"Best of America" National Juried Exhibition - Ft. Wayne, Indiana
The Bennington Center for the Arts - The Laumeister Fine Art Competition- Bennington, Vermont
The Bennington Center for the Arts " Wild and Nature " National Juried Exhibition, Bennington, Vermont
Mountain Oyster Club Exhibit of Western Art - Tucson, Arizona
American Women Painters Juried Exhibition - Bennington, Vermont
Best of America - National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Orleans, Maine
New Work - Lawrence Gallery - Sheridan, Oregon
Women Artists - National Juried Competition - Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
Art in the West Traveling Show - Dallas, Texas
Brian Marki Gallery - Dramatic Fields, Quiet Pastures Exhibit - Portland, Oregon
Solo Exhibit - Caswell Gallery - Troutdale, Oregon Art in the Pearl - Portland Fine Art Auction
Solo Exhibit - Lawrence Gallery - Salishan, Oregon
Solo Exhibit - Lawrence Gallery - Sheridan, Oregon
Watercolor Society of Oregon's 45th Annual Aqueous Media Show, juror, Stephen Quiller
Lawrence Gallery - Salishan, Oregon September/October Group Exhibit, Oregon
"My Oregon " Group Exhibit - River Bend Fine Arts - Bend, Oregon
Plein Air Painters of Oregon Juried Exhibition - High Desert Gallery- Bend,
Oregon Group Exhibit - Lawrence Gallery - Sheridan, Oregon - July/August
American Women Artist, Signature Member
National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society
National Portrait Society of America
The Bennington Collective, Bennington Arts Center
American Impressionist Society
Independent studies with:
Sandra Tischnor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
Franklin Jones, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Nita Engle, Traverse City, Michigan
Anita Peterson, Helsinki, Finland