The Recovery Mentor

Helping those who help is at the core of MartinJon's Practice. His recovery and personal growth has led him to understand that those who support can often not get the support they need. This can lead them to feeling overwhelmed and experience burn out. 

Emotional stability is essential if we want to support others. Finding that is unique for each of us. Whether you are a Peer Support Specialist, Social Worker, Therapist, or find yourself caring for an elderly relative or being a parent, the best you can do for those you are caring for is to recover your Self. When we are living with anger, or trauma we can easily pass that pain onto those who we are caring for. 

If you are a healer or caregiver and find yourself at the end of your rope at times, or embarrassed or ashamed at how you responded to a trigger, the best thing you can do is to use that to learn about yourself. That is the first step in Recovering Yourself.

MartinJon has developed this new form of psychoenergetic healing which utilizes the portraiture artform. He is always looking to connect with healers, as well as individuals within the sciences. The idea is to continue to work on new developments and discoveries within art and healing. The Recover Yourself Podcast is where you can get an overview of the ideas that recovering yourself covers.

Please contact us if you are interested in Recovering Yourself.




Allen Baker Healing: Promote physical and emotional health and support self-transformation

Lyrical Healing: Nancy Paul facilitates harmony by combining talk and touch therapies

Tom Torluemke: Contemporary American artist connecting to the psyche and struggle of living in the world today.


Robin Dluzen: Visual artist, arts writer, and personal trainer building better bodies creatively. 

Sat Nam Chicago: A yoga studio, a place of healing, for higher learning, where you can work out you stress

Positive Space Studios: A creative workspace and gallery in Logan Square fostering a diverse community of artists..​

MartinJon: Artist

The artwork and creativity of MartinJon, knows no bounds. Spending many years exploring fine art painting and video. Below you will find many different kinds of work that he explored. Learning in-depth methods of connecting through these creative outlets MartinJon is now utilizing artwork as a healing modality. Art and healing have been hinted at throughout history. Today MartinJon is dedicated to discovering and utilizing art to its fullest extent to aid the healing of individuals and the world.  Explore some of the thing that brought MartinJon joy, fulfillment, and bliss.

Portrait Project


This project continues to change my life in no uncertain terms. I step out into the world and into people’s homes where I offer them the unique and intimate experience of having a portrait done. I have opened up to complete strangers and have had them open up to me. This project has made me vulnerable and shown me how important being vulnerable actually is. I love doing these and if you would like to have one done please feel free to reach out. Many of these have been done with perfect strangers who now count themselves as my friends and visa versa.

Home Renderings

During a time when property was a hot commodity MartinJon worked with realtors to provide paintings of homes being bought and sold. This was a way of keeping his practice afloat as he was exploring the deeper meanings within his art and, eventually, healing practices.

Non-Judgmental Watercolors

Painting has a huge history that we, as painters, can never escape. I use watercolor as a way to step away from the grand idea of painting and, even though watercolors are considered a drawing medium, give myself the freedom to just have a bit of fun. These I call non-judgmental because when painting or drawing there are things that my subconscious will judge not serious enough for art. This kind of thinking may influence many people and the things that are not created because of it must be astounding. So I set out to make some stuff, fun stuff, about whatever I am thinking, without judgment or criticism.

Pet Portraits


I have run across a lot of artists that have quite the distain for pet portraiture but I have found, and been so happy to discover this, That Pet portraits bring intense and serious joy into homes even when they are small. The value in these pieces are absolutely immense.




As a huge footy fan, I have found making paintings based on football players or straight-up of footballers brings me a lot of joy. I try not to make these as homage pieces so I attempt to not just make strait paintings praising them but to capture something more while playing around with paint as much as I can.


Figurative Acrylics



These large paintings were done over a few years and focus on the work I was doing trying to move my life forward and beyond a tumultuous past. The baggage and scars I was walking away from, and the new definitions I was applying to myself, did not always make sense at the time. I am still working on the work, and the paintings helped me make sense of it all, I love this series because of all that it offered me in terms of mental stability, probably my most significant series to date.

Block Prints


This suite of 12 prints was done and although I have wonderful slides made the images here are just awful. I wanted to post them anyway as work I have done and will get better images at some point I am sure.



This was a great series I did with spray paint on prepared paper. I had had a relationship with graffiti for a long time and as I reimagined my relationship with stencils this series came into being. What I did was make about a dozen multiple layered stencils that each made a very specific image. I then took individual layers of those and mixed them together making the bright and vibrant semi-abstract semi-narrative images that you see here.

Dog #37