Jody is a Coast Salish native, grew up in Ladner, British Columbia, Canada. This small town on the back waters of the mighty Fraser River was originally fishing and farming community. The river and surrounding coastal areas and wildlife provided much of the inspiration and subject matter for Jody’s artwork.
His work was introduced to the Vancouver Museum in 1984. Since then, it has been distributed throughout the world with pieces in The Museum of Art in New York, The Commonwealth Institute in London, England and private commissions in Australia, South Africa, Japan, Germany, the United States and Canada.