Gloria was awarded Barnardos mother of the year award in 2014 for the courage, strength and support she shared during her beautiful daughter’s battle with brain cancer that sadly Cass lost in 2013. Gloria’s bravery is astonishing, and she is blessed to have a supportive family and a young grandchild with another on the way, that helps keep her positive.
Below is the finished portrait, showing Gloria as a powerful and strong woman, with solid tree roots connecting and grounding her with the earth. The floating blossoms symbolize her spirituality and connection with Cass, Gloria’s daughter. If you look closely, you can see two floating silver charms that belong to Cass’s charm bracelet.
This portrait is part of my “Unearthly” series, and the full story will be available in the book.