Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
April Jakubec Duggal

April Jakubec is a mental health artist-advocate, who began painting as a way of coping with her own mental health symptoms. Jakubec creates acrylic, mixed-media portraits of a diverse group of people living with mental health struggles. The eyes are covered, capturing the hidden/unseen nature of mental health issues. The sparkling blooms symbolize the strength and resilience that can stem from living and coping with these struggles.

As a response to the traditionally dark and gloomy images of mental illness, Jakubec creates bright and positive portraits, providing a more holistic view of those living with mental health struggles. Through these images, she aims to reduce stigma and promote mental health positivity, reminding us that it is okay not to be okay.

Contact Information

First Name: 
April
Job Title/Position: 
Painter
Physical Address: 
Medford, MA 02155
Last Name: 
Duggal
Phone: 
617-999-6595

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Year Founded: 
2019
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City