Professional Male



Visual Artist, Art Therapist

With a background in psychology, an unconventional experience in art therapy, and a commitment to visual artistry, April Fitzpatrick has given much attention to the mental health crisis in communities stricken with poverty and crime. Serving as a facilitator for trauma-focused workshops, working as a teaching artist, and navigating the community as a visual artist has afforded April the opportunity to see trauma from several perspectives.

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However, it wasn’t until she experienced a personal encounter with depression and anxiety that she realized the lack of accessible resources and cultural competency for her as a black woman seeking therapy. April remembered how hard it was to find someone who looked like her, who welcomed her cultural experiences, and who was patient enough to get to the core.

It was through this experience that she not only wanted to become an advocate but bring awareness to these issues and act on it. Harnessing her knowledge and skills in creative execution, relationship building, community connection, and innovation, April brings the pineapple to the table to explore our inner core.


PWP is Hopeful, Transformative, Cultured, Boundless, and Symbolic.


Pineapples with Purpose recreates, reimagines, and reinvents the way we view mental health.


Decreasing the mental health stigma is our Mission.


Helping others find beauty in their brokenness is our Priority.


Using art to turn pain into purpose is our Superpower.


Make Room for Your Crown is our Motto.

We ignite your mood and welcome you into a safe space with the pineapple's symbol of hospitality, but we do not stop there. We utilize everything about the pineapple to appreciate your narrative.


Get up close and personal with the local artist April Fitzpatrick. Join us to learn more about her artwork, her creative process, and all the things that inspire her. Connect with April and hundreds of other local artists on


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April Fitzpatrick's 'A Symbolic Transformation' bears fruit at Artport Gallery

The Council on Culture & Arts is pleased to present A Symbolic Transformation: Artworks by April Fitzpatrick at the Artport Gallery and COCA’s Online Gallery from March 30 – June 13, 2022. READ MORE

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As an artist, art therapist, and founder of Pineapples with Purpose, April’s creative expression collides with her cultural experiences, which have imposed a powerful influence on her art process and professional endeavors. She draws influence from Black psychology, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and Souls Grown Deep.


April Fitzpatrick (she/her) is a registered art therapist, self-taught visual artist, and CCO of Pineapples with Purpose, LLC, a preventative....

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Works of art are giving people a new perspective on the struggles people face living with mental....


I was thrilled to interview mixed-media artist and art therapist April Fitzpatrick. Her work explores stories of racial trauma in the....

With a background in psychology, an unconventional experience in art therapy, and commitment to visual artistry, April Fitzpatrick....

In this workshop with April Fitzpatrick of Pineapples With Purpose, we learn to embrace art as a means of caring for our mental wellness. Walk with April through this inspiring hour of personal reflection and creative healing. Q&A Afterwards with Callie Watson.




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