Stewart, Jodi


“My practice has been wide ranging but the main focus has always been portraiture, working in many mediums, including pencil, ink, watercolour, acrylics, oils and clay.  I have been painting for over twenty years as a self-taught artist and have recently gone back to study, spending a full time year at West Wollongong TAFE in 2012 and then moving on to commence a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in 2013, graduating in 2015.

I appreciate the opportunity to glimpse and express something about each unique inner life.  I feel the portrait is a creative collaboration between the sitter and the artist.  I enjoy working with clients to come up with a composition that is personally and artistically satisfying.  It is important to understand how the subject sees themselves, and also to be open to the element of what one may call chance or intuition, and letting the painting develop in its own way.”

In 2016 Jodi will undertake a 12-month residency at Dunmoochin, Melbourne




2013-2015  BFA National Art School, Darlinghurst, Majoring in Sculpture


2013   Cosmos, Alchemy@MtKeira, MountKeira
2012   The Vision Splendid, ShoalhavenCity Art Centre
2012   Life and Still Life, The Kiosk, Huskisson
2012   Life and Still Life, The Tea Club, Nowra
2009   Private Universe,  Rainbow Café, Milton
2007   Galaxy Series, Abstract Artforms, Milton
2004   Shakespeare Illustrated, Greenhouse Gallery, Milton
2000  Aspects of the Female, Jindy Andy Mill, Pyre


Jodi Stewart has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Australia 2006-2014


2015  Finalist Manning Art Prize, Naked and Nude, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree
2015   Deform, Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, Darlinghurst
2012   Finalist in Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize
2012  Finalist in Northern Rivers Portrait Competition
2011   Finalist in Seymour Alternative Farming Expo
2010  Finalist in Portia Geach Memorial Award
2010  Finalist in Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize
2010  Finalist in Binnar Biennial Drawing Prize
2007  Finalist in National Erotic Art Competition