About the artist
Jessi Dahlquist is a contemporary artist from Huntington Beach, California. Jessi's artwork is bold and colorful just like her vision is to empower others to follow their dreams and dare to stand out. She studied at the Milan Art Institute and now works from her beachside studio as a professional artist. She is currently a mentor to students all over the world at the Milan Art Institute. She had a pivotal role in creating the Orange County Creative Conference, where speakers from all over the world gather to encourage and empower artists in Southern California.
Jessi Dahlquist's story is a story of transformation; transformation from dark to light and from hiding to standing out! Afraid of being herself in her early years, Jessi later turned to drugs and was a heroin addict for seven years. After her life turned around, Jessi worked as a counselor for many years. Her artwork combines the freedom of abstract expression with colorful pop art. Her artwork stimulates the viewer to contemplate their own inner workings and be empowered to stand out.
Jessi is now painting in her studio minutes from the ocean. She has been successful self promoting through social media during the pandemic. Now that restrictions have been lifted, her artwork is in the Faces of Mankind exhibition at the Muzeo in Santa Ana. She is currently working toward her goal of being in galleries from Laguna Beach to Los Angeles.