I found a temporary escape in painting to express my voice as a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault. In the beginning, painting was an act of self-mediation and expression only, but now I have found joy in colors and the process of teaching others to express their voice on canvas.
Lyshell ReAnn McBride
Paint Your Power LLC
Lyshell started to use her art to teach art as therapy in 2012 and continues a donation-based “art as therapy” class for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in NWA. She recently released her book on Amazon that shares her story of overcoming trauma thru art therapy and how everyone can utilize this tool for healing and well-being. She began working for a popular paint and sip company several years ago, and honed her skills teaching classes at her downtown Rogers studio, and loves to expand her artistic skills personally. She enjoys working/teaching with acrylics but has worked in watercolor and oil. Her inspiration comes from colors that make her soul happy and remind her of the Hawaiian island where she was born.