Art helps Jess in her recovery
BEECHWORTH’S Jess Weston taught herself to paint to assist with her recovery from a serious brain injury.
Now the result of that is an amazing exhibition of works by the former physics teacher at Beechworth Christ Church.
“I suffered three different strokes and nearly died, but painting has helped me to control pain and anxiety and enjoy life again,” she said.
Ms Weston said the series of works contains a theme of animals in unusual situations and was designed to explore the idea that art can also be a source of fun as well as a technical discipline.
“There are 15 full size ‘quirky’ acrylic paintings on display and one of my favourites is ‘Finding Nemo’a polar bear on an iceberg with a goldfish in a lunchbox,” she said.
Parish Priest Father Thomas Leslie said it was a pleasure being able to display Ms Weston’s paintings at the church.
The exhibition is currently running and open every day at Christ Church, Beechworth.
NEW LOVE: Artist Jess Weston and her son Will with some of her paintings in the background.