Jewel’s work embodies body positivity, feminism, and queer representation. As a queer artist, she felt a sense of urgency to create safe spaces and has been inspired by making people feel a sense of connectedness. Jewel noticed the LGBTQ+ community didn’t have enough nightlife options other than drinking and clubbing. That's when “Paint and Sip with Jewel” was born. She started to host her own BIPOC + queer paint workshops, as an alternative safe space, colliding art and community.