" I have spent more time than most discovering who I am and what my life is all about. As a young child I was very scared of people, very shy, easily embarrassed and ashamed of myself. That transformed itself into a heroine addiction in my young years. I don't regret my addiction for a second because it catapulted me into who I am today. Had I not hit the bottom, I never would have sprung so far back up.

    I was a counselor for codependency (my truest downfall) for a number of years and that work made me who I am today. Im passionate about discovering ones true self and destiny. I love journaling and processing everything in life. I don't want to go through my day with a bad mindset if I can help it! I am a ENFP, enneagram 3/2 and a high "I" on DISC. I am laid back in nature but extremely driven with my head up in the clouds. I love everything in life that is magical and mystical and true! 

I am a mother of 2 girls. They are 7 years apart and I think it is absolutely perfect that way. My oldest is like a second mommy and the baby is even more babied! I homeschool my kids and I am navigating my way along. I like that I get to be close to them and see what they enjoy and are naturally good at. I want my kids to be confident, free-thinkers that know how to follow their inner voice.

I am a full time artist and I am living out my dream! I have spent endless hours developing a style that feels true to myself. I like to keep things unplanned and spontaneous as I create. I am drawn to bright colors, mark making and pattern. The painting reveals itself to me as I go. One step leads to the next and I get to watch it unfold. I enjoy the surprise and the secret message from heaven. I absolutely cannot stop painting!

-Jessi Dahlquist



Jessi Dahlquist is a contemporary pop artist from Huntington Beach, California. Jessi's artwork is a bold and colorful combination of abstraction and pop art that she has personally developed. 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. She still has a deep passion for healing and growing from the inside out. Her artwork shows the beauty of our inner workings through abstraction. She loves to partner with the divine and see what will come out of her brush. Her process involves zero planning and a lot of surprises. She wants the meaning to reveal itself to her and the viewer, no the other way around.