April Jakubec
Acrylic, Mixed Media on Canvas (often with high-gloss resin coating)
Instagram: @aprilj222
Website: www.apriljakubec.com

Artist Statement

April Jakubec is a mental health artist-advocate, who began painting as a way of coping with her own mental health symptoms. Jakubec creates acrylic, mixed-media portraits of a diverse group of people living with mental health struggles. The eyes are covered, capturing the hidden/unseen nature of mental health issues. The sparkling blooms symbolize the strength and resilience that can stem from living and coping with these struggles.

As a response to the traditionally dark and gloomy images of mental illness, Jakubec creates bright and positive portraits, providing a more holistic view of those living with mental health struggles. Through these images, she aims to reduce stigma and promote mental health positivity, reminding us that it is okay not to be okay.

For information about purchasing works, please email apriljakubec@gmail.com.

Fire
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24″
$650

March
Acrylic, glitter on canvas
18 x 24″
$975

April
Acrylic, glitter, beads, beaded lace on canvas
18 x 24″
$975

May
Acrylic, glitter, embossing powder on canvas
18 x 24″
$975

Birth of a Mother
Acrylic, glitter, fabric on canvas with resin
48 x 60″
SOLD (prints available)

Frosting
Acrylic, glitter, tulle on canvas with resin
16 x 20″
$425

Sherbet
Acrylic, glitter, tulle on canvas with resin
16 x 20″
$425

Sunny Side Up
Acrylic, glitter, cord on canvas with resin
18 x 24″
$650

Peaches
Acrylic, glitter on canvas
16 x 20″
$300

Minerva
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24″
$1325

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