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Anouschka Bechtolsheim is an award-winning student and painter at the Nueva High School in San Mateo, California, U.S. Starting to paint with oils at age 12, she’s been hooked ever since. Today, her work focuses on women’s mental health, using abstractions as a vessel to explore intimate moments of emotionality. 


Anouschka’s art has been recognized regionally by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and Congressional Art Competition, nationally by Celebrating Art, and internationally by the Ruth Borchard 2021 Self Portrait Prize and the Khaled Bin Sultan Science Without Borders Challenge. 

Currently, her work is showcased in the Ruth Borchard Long-list Exhibition and hangs on the walls of the U.S. Capitol. 


Also passionate about the intersection of art and mental health, when Anouschka’s not found with a paintbrush in hand, she’s working on Finding Yourself Through Art, a podcast and 42-page guided art journal giving individuals the resources to create art for their wellbeing that transforms the lives of teens around California. 

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