Jada Messick is a painter born and living in Omaha, NE. Messick paints large scale contemporary abstractions. Collaging found imagery from her surroundings and continuing to translate these collaged images to canvas using acrylic paint, acrylic paint markers, texture mediums and abstracted designs. The rapid drying time of the material necessitates a fast-paced application. Her second process is working intuitively. Messick creates a visual idea of the emotions she goes through while experiencing feelings of anxiety or a variety of internal energies. Conjoining forms, elements, texture and color achieve her process. Messick has been exhibiting her work in the community since 2018 through local vending and group/regional shows, following up to her first solo exhibitions; I Should Probably Find A Therapist, October 2022 (Radial Art Center); I Still Haven’t Found a Therapist (Project Project) March 2023. Messick was also commissioned to create three works to the Downtown Library Branch this year, serves as the mixed media mentor through Kent Bellows Mentoring program and is a residential painter and wood refurbisher.