Visions of Self is an annual show of work from female artists across the world. It’s hosted by the Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision group of Yosemite Sierra Artists. In our second year, we’re featuring over 100 artists from 14 countries, with work including the subjects of self-portraiture, environment, emotions, and state of being.

Finding Peace Amidst Anxiety

Melanie Lopez
Ahwahnee, CA United States
Painting: Oil

I wanted to convey the struggle that many of us who deal with anxiety face. Finding peace is often a daily battle, and even more so within the past year. For those of us who are wives and mothers, the pandemic has brought not only social isolation, but also the difficulties of virtual learning, working from home, and raising children who are stuck at home most of the time due to social distancing. Add in the usual stressors of marriage, money, or health issues, and the anxiety can often feel overwhelming.