Creatively Coping: For Jess Tinsley, Painting is Relief

One of six artists profiled in Creatively Coping, Kristin Jones’ essay on the therapeutic power of working with one’s hands during uncertain times

The Arts Board, with Jess Tinsley

While I’m painting, I’m lost to the world. I cannot focus on the intensity of the emotion and thought I put into the work while focusing on fear or stress.

Photos by Hosanna Stablein

It’s almost as though my hands guide my mind into another dimension – away from stress, pain, and fear. Painting, for me, is relief.

Jess Tinsley. Instagram: JessTinsleyFineArt

Poet with a paintbrush.
Mother of five.
Proud to live and work in the Memphis, TN area.

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