Jeff Roysdon creates art at a community based art program, Hospitality House, in San Francisco that helps him with supplies, inspiration and gives him motivation to participate in a community. He lives with anxiety and depression and describes: “I am rarely able to leave the house due to my struggles so I make the best of it by drawing. I make art for the feeling of accomplishment, the positive feedback and to help manage my anxiety. I love sharing a little of myself through my art as I’m not much of a talker.”
Jeff is enthusiastic about participating in ArtLifting as it is a chance for him to share himself and his art with the world through sharing his talents and love for vibrant design and color. He describes that he does not get the chance to show his art to people very often and as a result has had few opportunities for art shows. He hopes that his participation will result in higher self esteem, the motivation to continue creating art, and an increased ability to purchase art supplies.