Venus is described as the representation of divine love symbolising both physical and spiritual love. This image is a portrayal of the birth of the goddess Venus as she emerges from the ocean onto the land. A huge thank you to Barbara for being so amazingly brave and courageous in allowing me to create this incredible portrait. Venus is no ordinary goddess, and Barbara is no ordinary woman. Barb connected to this story as the birth symbolising re-birth, and it was intriguing to discover just how many parallels were drawn from her own life situation, and on many different levels. Barb’s full portrait story will be published as part of the portrait series, “Unearthly”, in 2016.

Click here to the see the behind-the-scenes making of this image.