Woman Uses Art to Manage Depression and Anxiety

The England-based Jemima Davey is a talented artist who struggles with depression and anxiety, however, she found that her art “allows her to paint over the darkness.”

“I express myself with color as a way of managing my mental health; it’s not just a job or an interest, it’s part of my self-care routine and keeps me grounded when the dark storms in my head threatened to carry me away,” the artist shared with Bored Panda and added that her husband pushed her to start painting again.

If you scroll through her Instagram page you will see colorful portraits, because as she says, she finds faces and the way they portray emotions so captivating.

“Eyes truly are the windows to the soul. I also love painting with color, which is ironic really seeing as I am often plagued by the darkness of depression. But being creative really helps me and together with a host of other coping mechanisms the foggy days are becoming more bearable,” she wrote on her personal website.

Davey is currently open for commissions, so if you are interested in her work, check out the gallery below.