Mental Health and Art Part 1

I wanted to share a bit of my artwork with you since art helps me manage my mental health. Below are a few pictures of paintings I have done throughout the years. I also did a video where I talk about where I get my inspiration, what materials I use, and I go through how I made my most recent painting (9 X 12″ Watercolor I call “Anticipation”) step-by-step.

II show a lot of my paintings in my video. I also explain the meaning of some of the paintings to me. “Anticipation” is a painting of the Northern Lights, my favorite subject to paint. You can go through the gallery below to see the different stages of the painting.

Final Product

I discuss how I made “Anticipation” in my video showing the rough draft and the mistakes I made along the way.

2022 Watercolor painting of the Northern Lights called “Anticipation.” Painted by Jessica Gimeno

Where to Buy Materials in My Video (click on hyperlinks below)

Other Paintings of Mine

Title of Painting: “Even If” © 2014 by Jessica Gimeno
Title of painting: Tranquility © 2002 by Jessica Gimeno (Watercolor)

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Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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