Jacque Price - The Artist
IT BEGAN WHEN...
Jacque had a near death experience in a car accident at age 16.
She woke up in a coma and couldn't walk, talk, eat, read, or write anymore.
Despite the odds, she made a full recovery after 1 year of intense therapy.
Her first love had always been painting, even as a child.
So she applied to art school, and got in!
THE PROBLEM WAS...
Jacque felt guilty pursuing art when she could be a therapist and help others like herself.
So she gave up art to study neuropsychology.
After 2 years her school counselor told her she needed too much therapy to be a therapist.
So she dropped out.
AFTER BOUNCING AROUND A BIT...
She started taking art classes at various city and state colleges just for fun.
A few years later she graduated with a Studio Painting degree from Chico State.
Her parents didn't think she could find a good job and support herself with studio art.
So Jacque went in search of the 'sensible' life she was meant to live.
IT HAPPENED THAT...
Jacquelyne started pursuing Naturopathy, and eventually went back to school.
She became a Nutritionist, Hypnotherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Master Herbalist.
She apprenticed under her grandmother for 7 years.
And she built a practice in San Diego.
She started a blog, taught seminars, saw clients, and her grandmother was very proud.
She loved seeing people's lives improve, but wondered why hers felt so unfulfilling.
IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE...
Jacque's dissatisfaction with the direction of her life led to extreme panic attacks and health issues that made it hard to do anything.
So she stopped seeing clients and spent a year healing.
She ate clean, exercised regularly, managed stress with meditation, and traveled to beautiful places to relax.
But after all that, Jacque still felt overwhelmed at the thought of starting a new career, or going back to her old one.
She moved in with her parents, got a job at a bar, and painted to feel better.
It seemed she wasn't meant to be a success in life.
Jacque chose to use the few months at home to ground, pay off debt, heal family relationships, and find some inspiration.
That's when she realized it was silly to limit her potential.
She enjoyed a year of bar tending, painting in all her free time, and dreaming of making art for a living.
BECAUSE OF THAT...
Jacque got the support and courage to quit working at the bar and try making art full time.
She found herself selling her paintings at art shows and fairs,
and showing her work in a local gallery as well as a design shop.
This gave her confidence and she kept at it.
Jacque found she could count on making a living at painting.
She moved to North Lake Tahoe, a place she often visited to relax.
Now she paints full time in oil with non-toxic materials in her home studio.
She is the co-owner of Mountain Arts Collective gallery in Truckee with her partner,
And she is thriving.