Jessica Porter is a painter living and working in Simi Valley, CA. She graduated from California State University, Channel Islands with a Bachelor Degree in Art with an emphasis in painting in 2014. She spent her childhood surrounded by animals, understanding their tenderness and emotional needs, as well as the inescapable reality of death, and coping with the loss of a beloved pet.

With a deep respect for animals and all they represent to a healthy world, as well as a desire for others to understand emotional and mental health, she paints a relationship of animal skulls and skeletons to express the complicated misconception that society holds against anxiety and depression.