J.M. Brodrick studied painting in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of 13. Her grandmother, a professional artist from Helsinki Finland, was an important influence: “My Grandmother helped me connect with other artists and shaped me at an early age to express myself with painting.” In the 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. Works held by numerous corporate and private collections including: Atlantic Richfield Corporation, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington D.C., the State of Alaska and Global National Health Hospital in Tokyo, Japan.