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Firefighter Inspired Art


Jodi Monroe

“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.”
-Salvador Dali

This quote from Salvador Dali inspires me daily and my continued growth as an artist. For over 15 years, I have been a professional portrait artist. Although, in the summer of 2004, I married my husband, a firefighter, and my art focus changed. I saw that he had the same passion for fighting fires and helping others that I did for creating art. Our passion for life not only became one through marriage, but also through the focus of our careers. I began to create artwork celebrating the profession of firefighting. I have been selling open edtion prints of my work throughout the United States for the past five years, as well as being commissioned by corporations and Fire Departments. My goal and passion for each work of art is to make it so incredibly life-like that you can feel the energy of the subject. I also hope that the individual who views or purchases my work has a personal and intimate connection with it. My artwork and passion is also special because of whom it supports. My husband and I actively support the Hoosier Burn Camp which offers a life-enriching summer camp experience for young men and women who have experienced injuries from burns. We donate 20% of all proceeds from the sale of my artwork to support this amazing organization and its mission. Presently, I am working on completing two new pieces that I hope to have printed by the end of the year or early spring of 2011.