I’m CJ, and I’m an artist, mother, and postpartum psychosis survivor.
I left an arts administration career to focus on painting after I experienced a postpartum psychotic break.
Through painting, I reclaimed my sanity, saved my family, and won back my life.
Now I’m putting all that hard won expertise into creating these paintings just for you.
I believe you are a creative powerhouse, poised and ready to be unleashed on the world — even on days when you can’t seem to find enough time to shower.
These paintings were created to remind you of your brilliance, beauty, and power. Every. Single. Day.
Take your time meandering through the links below.
Feast on some recent paintings or dive into what I’m researching in the studio.
Then I’d love it if you’d shoot me an email at email@example.com to let me know which is your favorite piece!
“But is your art really for me?”
My art isn’t for everyone — and that’s good!
Not sure if my art is really for you?
Here’s how you can tell.
My art is made specially for you if…
You’re a parent who had an intense postpartum experience.
You’re struggling to find a sense of self-worth after becoming a parent.
You’re grieving the loss of a parent or child.
You’re interested in studying parenthood from an anthropological perspective.
You believe in investing in women artists, which promotes equal pay and equal representation in the art world.
My art is not a good fit for you if…
You’re only interested in collecting art as an investment portfolio. (There are plenty of other artists out there who are better for this!)
You live a nomadic lifestyle. (I don’t want to load you down with stuff you’ll just have to pack up and move!)
You’re actually not all that passionate about parenthood — or kids, for that matter. (No hard feelings!)
You’re actually most passionate about photorealistic or abstract art. (Right on! I can direct you to some awesome folks.)
And I hear that next Question Brewing…
Click your question and get my answer!
Why is your art so expensive?
I want to buy a piece of art for my spouse/parent/child/friend. How do I choose?
I want to be a badass art collector, but I have no clue where to start. What’s the first step?
Oh, And Before I forget…
I love each of these paintings and I love you, which means I want you and my art to be an absolute match made in heaven. Therefore, all paintings come with a Worry-Free Guarantee, which means you can return or exchange any piece you purchase within 30 days! Plus, the shipping is on me. Yup, totally free shipping. Or - if you’re local - I’ll even be happy to hand deliver your piece and help you hang it. Finally, if you’re too strapped for the full price upfront but just have to have that painting, I’m happy to work out a payment plan.
So, is My art made for you?
And if my art isn’t the right fit for you, I hope you will continue to research and connect with some of the other magnificent artists out there! Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll be happy to point you towards some exceptional folks.