2020 MSAA Art Showcase Artist of the Month

Jessica Vega – Ooltewah, TN

I was an art teacher for 12 years before I was diagnosed with MS in 2018. I have always expressed myself through art, doing many self-portraits and figure drawings and paintings over the years. I love working with oil paints, pastels, and more recently getting into collage work.

Even though my MS symptoms include numbness in my hands, I work when I can and try not to let the diagnosis stop me from doing what that I love. Art is a form of therapy for me, and it will always be a part of my life, even with MS.

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