The Lion in Me - Limited Edition Prints
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"I knew this was a special painting about a year after I had painted it. I got some prints made and I took it to markets with me. On numerous occasions, someone picked it up and tears started rolling down their face.
I love the way art can bring out emotion in people, but this particular piece always seems to do it.
When I was asked the story behind it, I realised that there was an incredible personal meaning to me too.
I painted it a few weeks before I was diagnosed with cancer, I was working in a job that although I enjoyed, I found incredibly stressful. I had been having anxiety attacks 2 or 3 times a day for months. I didn't know what was wrong with me but I felt like I was getting up and fighting a battle every single day. I knew I couldn't carry on the way I was going but I didn't know what to do.
Fast forward a few weeks and I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Weirdly, my panic attacks stopped but I had to embark on a new battle.
As I look back on the painting now, I think the meaning for me was that I needed to draw on that strength, I had to awake the 'lion in me' to carry on.
My star sign is Leo and I have always been captivated by lions and identified strongly with the typical personality traits of a Leo.
But this painting became a symbol of my journey. It was about combining love and softness and faith, with solidity and courage.
This has gone on to become one of my biggest selling prints and I am so grateful every time someone shares their own story and the meaning it has to their life.