Jody Hemphill Obituary-Death News; Contemporary Expressionistic Painter & Artist, Jody Hemphill Passes Away
Jody Hemphill Smith, a painter and artist of contemporary expressionistic style, regrettably departed away. Those impacted by Jody Hemphill Smith’s death declared her dead today. She was regarded as a charming, extraordinarily creative artist, friend, and owner of Castle Gallery Fine Art.
Jody Hemphill Smith lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for a long time. Her amazing husband Mark is currently recuperating from a heart attack and will require a lot of help from all of their friends. Mark is an incredibly gifted writer and musician.
Painter Jody Hemphill Smith has built a solid reputation for herself since she started her work over thirty years ago. Her bold hues and unrestrained expressions light up spaces to create unique living areas in houses across the country, from New York to California.
She spent seventeen years teaching art at the elementary, high school, and collegiate levels at Valparaiso University, where she was the first woman to ever hold the title of Chair of the Art Department.
Hemphill Smith’s painting career is still running strong today at her storied Castle Gallery Fine Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her paintings of flowers, plants, and landscapes show her love of the outdoors.
For the past forty years, artist Jody Hemphill Smith and her husband, lawyer Mark Paul Smith, have dedicated their lives to the West Central neighbourhood that holds special meaning for them. In addition, over the last twenty of those forty years, they have displayed high quality artwork in their Castle Gallery, which was once the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Wing Mahurin created the spectacular “castle” at 1202 W. Wayne St., which was built in 1902 as a wedding present for B. Paul Mossman and his spouse.
Its history states that it was built in the Richardsonian-Romanesque style using granite stones quarried hundreds of miles distant, and that it is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Up until 1982, the building—which Mossman donated to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in 1949—acted as the hub of the city’s artistic activity.
As of the time of publication, the public was not informed of the circumstances surrounding Jody Hemphill Smith’s cause of death. Her family has, however, confirmed the devastating information. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time.