About The Islands Of Hope Painting

Islands of Hope

Islands of Hope, 2017.

Mixed media on canvas.

50 x 40 cm.

One of my newest paintings (as of October 2017) that is more abstract, fluid and with a limited color palette of shades of blues. It is calming yet inspiring.

Imagine viewing a beautiful tropical archipelago from an airplane. Soon you will land and enjoy the most amazing vacation you can ever imagine with coral reefs, clear blu sky, sandy beaches, great food and total relaxation.


“Each person deserves a day away 

in which no problems are confronted, 

no solutions searched for. 

Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares 

which will no withdraw from us.” 

– Maya Angelou



Dr Jessica Szelag Goralski is a licensed physician and psychotherapist with her private clinic in Malmö (Oxie) and online. Specialist psychotherapy degree from the Baltic Institute of Psychology in Gdansk 2011 in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy. Training in Jungian analysis. Specialist training in clinical hypnosis, visualization and image therapy. Additional specialization in psychotherapy for managers and companies. Psychotherapy training and supervision at Lund University in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Unites rational brain oriented knowledge with creative art making and bodywork to release and facilitate deeper healing from trauma and unresolved emotions.