Kill-adelphia, 2021, Acrylic and Oil Pastel, 33″ x 51” x 3 inches
Jessica Jackson, “Jess, the Artist”, never went to school for art, nor studied it formally, and is a self-taught artist who lives in Philadelphia. What brought me to art and inspired this journey was my own struggle with depression, and the need for an outlet to process life and ground my thoughts. In Christmas 2019, my son received a sketch kit for Christmas but never touched it—so one day I decided to pick it up and draw a picture. Within two weeks after I drew my first picture, I picked up a paintbrush and painted my first picture and from that moment, it has been nonstop—art became my therapy. I began obsessing with many concepts/ideas and would often go to YouTube and/or Google to figure out how to simply paint minor things (i.e. noses) or how to portray certain figures, lights and shadows. Once I learned ‘how’ to do this, it became easy to ‘emulate’ because I could just paint the pictures I saw in my mind—which quickly became something that I wanted to share and express creatively through my art. Through art therapy, I found my passion in art and I use it to express emotions, concepts, ideas, dreams, thoughts, etc.—art has now become my way of flowing through life. Painting has become my form of communication with the universe and thus the universe communicates back with me in every painting.
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