Jerrod is a full-time artist and drawing instructor living and working in the Fondren neighborhood of Jackson, Mississippi. He and his wife have three young children who often provide inspiration for paintings. Jerrod grew up in Mobile, AL, and has been in the Jackson area since 1995, except for a short stint in New York City where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2004. His undergraduate degree is from Mississippi College where his primary study was Graphic Design. During his undergraduate years he spent a semester in London studying art history. Jerrod is a 2011-2012 recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
A majority of Jerrod’s work is done in oils on his own handmade paper. Jerrod says about his work, "I am often trying to find beauty and harmony in the overlooked chaos of the everyday."