Hi, I’m Jessica. I’m a mother of 3, an artist, and a healing guide for women. I have a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelors degree in Psychology, although life experience has been my most powerful teacher. I fell in love with painting at the University of California, San Diego, and began mentoring students through artmaking. I am endlessly inspired by color, texture, and nature and often incorporate themes of femininity and spirituality into my pieces. I enjoy the process of expressing my thoughts and emotions visually, and the healing that comes from it.
I first experienced depression and anxiety as a teenager, which I unfortunately coped with in self destructive ways. By the age of 25, I lost my mother to her own mental health battle, went through a traumatic divorce, and became a single parent. In the years that followed, I experienced a lot of instability, toxic relationships, codependency issues, financial concerns, and health problems. Because of everything I went through, I became a dedicated seeker of personal growth in an attempt to heal myself. I read countless books on mental health and spirituality, participated in many educational programs, and attended years of therapy. There were a lot of ups and downs through the years, but I never gave up on the life I dreamed about.
In the last few years, I took substantial steps to change my life once and for all by letting go of negative patterns, and embracing self compassion. I learned to surrender what I couldn’t control, and began to trust myself. I learned the true art of self care, and how to follow my heart. I also began taking painting courses online and became part of a wonderfully supportive community of female artists. At this point, I can say my life has finally changed for the better, and I am able to share the tools I’ve learned with women who are on their own healing journey.
I offer mentoring sessions both in person and via telephone/skype. I’m currently in the process of writing online self-study courses, in order to help more women. My paintings have been published in “Intuitive Painting Workshop,” and are available for purchase in my shop. I currently live in San Diego, California with the love of my life and three children, and dream of a life in the woods.
Blog posts I invite you to read:
On Motherhood & Creativity“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” -Thomas Merton