One of the reasons I decided to paint portraits of women, especially during this current political climate, is that I see so many women struggle. In our home there is a constant battle against clinical anxiety and OCD which leads to depression...unfortunately it is cyclical, generational. As a mother it is so difficult to watch my girls in pain but they are getting help which makes me so proud of them both. One of the things I have recognized over the past few years was that taking photographs of them to show them how special they really are, full of joy and hope and strength, helped them to feel seen. That is my intention with these portraits...I hope each woman that I paint can feel that, too.