To Be Collection

“To Dive Deep and Find Freedom”
by Artist, Jess Tinsley

36x36 oil on gallery canvas. 1 5/8" profile.



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This piece is about overcoming the fear of delving into our deepest self to really see what is there. It is about facing the hard things so that we can deal with them and overcome them. Diving deep is terrifying, but it is also cathartic and relieving. "To Dive Deep and Find Freedom" is really about my own journey to face the difficult things and the freedom I have as a result.


My work is about the tensions in life – about the difficulties and struggles we face – and how we respond to them. My hope is that when you are faced with your own struggle, my work will encourage you to have hope and joy. The figures in the pieces may feel sad, but they also dance. They may have limitations in their surroundings, still they push through. The plants and flowers are symbolic of growth and persistence. The change that plants experience – from seed to bud to beautiful bloom – is an example of how change can make us beautiful – if we allow it. To me, the most important things in life are the people around us and the decisions we make in response to what life throws at us.


You may see in my paintings the hardness of life – the grief, sadness, anger, and hurt – while also offering the idea that there is hope for healing and growth through the struggle. It is intended to inspire you to live at peace with the complexity of a world full of storms and sunshine - while we mourn the deep loss we each experience, we still seek reasons for hope and joy.

To Dive Deep and Find Freedom

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