About

 

Magnetic Wind focuses on organic and electronic blends of ambient music with abundant textures and occasional female vocals creating ethereal drift and meditation music.  Ancestry, autobiography, relationship and faith are img_1989 (1)predominant themes in her work.

I am a seventh generation artist coming from a long line of illustrators, musicians and glassworkers. I’m always exploring media and consider my art making a spiritual practice, therapy, coping mechanisms and autobiography. I work predominantly in mixed media abstraction and photography but consider myself an interdisciplinary artist. I am fundamentally an observer of life that sees musical scores in my head with images drawn from internal, external and meditative experiences. My mixed media and abstract works come through a meditative, intuitive process. I call it Intuitive Meditation Art. I am predominately self taught, with academic work in transpersonal creative expression, expressive arts therapies, fine art, art history, interdisciplinary art and trauma informed care. I have a deep and long history of using art and music as means of expression to heal and process trauma, grief, hopefulness and spirituality. Visual artists that have deeply influenced me include Gerhard Richter, Laurel Birch, Flora Bowley, Alena Hennessy, Lee Krasner, Yayoi Kusama, Nick Cave and Cecily Brown. Regardless of subject matter, my images are meant to sing of a story that is unheard by common ears.

With sound,I perform under the name Magnetic Wind (instrumental/meditation/ambient). My music typically reflects deeply emotional content both in dark, light/ethereal and spiritual constructs. My musical study includes The UMKC Conservatory of Music, Park College, and The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology -Sofia University(Creative Expression). ​Magnetic Wind focuses on organic and electronic blends of ambient music with abundant textures and occasional female vocals creating ethereal drift and meditation music. Ancestry, autobiography, relationship and faith are predominant themes in her work.

​​My original compositions have been released on the following labels: Rain, Endless Ascent, Sound4Good, EPD (Portugal), Free Floating, BWF Recording, JWM, Magnetic 5280 and Divine Alchemy. My music is available commercially on CD Baby, iTunes and various other electronic distributors with physical CD’s available at Amazon.com. I have had my work played on KCUR’s NightTides, Stillstream.com, Nightscaping with Har, Disorganized Sound with Dr. Steve, Sadayatana, Mysterious Semblance with Tange, Metlay, Time Drone with Jack Hertz, SomaFM Space Station Soma, Animas Lumina (Brazil), This Ambient Life, AiiRadio with Steven Barber , Radio Mystic (Santa Fe), Our Place Radio, At Water’s Edge and One World Radio (UK) and many more stations around the world.

​​”My work reflects my emotional, spiritual and conceptual interpretation of the world and experiences, my autobiography and elements of genealogy and nature, celebrating spirit.”

​Therapeutic Expressive Art Life Coaching and Workshop Facilitation

Jessica is trained in expressive arts from Cathy Malchoidi ,Shelley Kramer, Joeel and Natalie Rivera and Libby Seery among others. She has a certificates in Transpersonal Creative Expression, Fine Art, Meditation, Mindfulness, Therapeutic Art Life Coaching and Trauma Informed Care in Organizations and Clinical Foundations, as well as numerous hours of continuing education in art therapy, expressive arts, art history and education pedagogy. She has 24 years of teaching experience with over 15 years as an art teacher in the public schools. She also holds a masters in psychology.

Her Therapeutic Expressive Art Life Coaching,  Expressive Arts Facilitation and Intuitive Meditation Workshops can occur 1:1, in small groups and via long distance using email and Skype. Art Life Coaching and Expressive Arts can be used to help facilitate personal and spiritual growth, teach new skills, foster creativity personally, professionally, in the workplace or in schools, to assist in team building and ease life’s transitions. Sessions encompass all modalities of the arts including visual art, music making, visualization and guided imagery, poetry and writing, dance and movement and mixed media modality experiences.

For more information on Workshops available, please contact Jessica!

Expressive Arts Explorations

Watercolor Collage

Intuitive Meditation Art (Painting, Mixed Media, Collage)

Expressive Art With the Archetypes

Art Journaling, Mandalas for Reflection and Art Making for Stress Relief

Healing Grief through Art Making

Education:

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Transformation Academy

Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

MFA-IA Studies, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City

Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA

M.A. Regis University, Denver

B.S.ED. St Mary College, Leavenworth

Music Studies:

UMKC Conservatory of Music, Park College