Lord, Give me Strength

Lord, Give me Strength
oil on canvas
16″ x 20″
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There have been times in my life when I have turned to God to find the strength to make it through. This portrait captures that feeling. Sometimes, it is only through the solitude of prayer that we can find a way forward.

This portrait was inspired by a young Honduran woman who fled her homeland fearing for her life, because her family had been witness to a gang murder and were next on the hit list. She is now a refugee in Mexico. I wanted to convey the strength of her spirit in the face of uncertainty and upheaval, and inspire empathy for refugees like her the world over.