Photo credit, K Lardner

Jodie Fiala is an illustrator based in Hobart, Tasmania . 

Drawing inspirations from nature and the female form, she creates delicately rendered portraits of ethereal females floating in tranquil spaces of flora and fauna.
She grew up in a family of mixed heritage, rich in inspiration and culture. This instilled in her an appreciation and fascination for Chinese painting and its traditional aesthetics, which has influenced her intricate style and mediums she works with. Her palette is vivid and refined yet occasionally translucent switching between colour pencil, graphite and Chinese ink.

In her more recent pieces she works to strike a balance between the controlled precision of pencil with the unpredictable fluidity of ink. Therefore you’ll see her mediums switch between graphite, colour pencil on paper to Chinese ink on rice paper and silk.

With every subject she creates she seeks not to objectify but rather empower through beauty and strength.

Jodie completed a Bachelor of Visual Art in Painting at Monash University in 2011 and has exhibited at Brunswick Street Gallery, Off The Kerb and Wisedog Gallery in Larisa, Greece.