I just completed this portrait of a lovely woman named Margaryta who appears to have had a real zest for life, although she suffered from a life long problem with depression. There's a saying..."Depression is like a war, you either win, or you die trying." Unfortunately and very sadly for Margaryta and her family, she did not win this war. This painting was a commission done as a gift for her daughter who misses her terribly.
All proceeds from the painting have been donated to Siloam Mission where many of the needy suffer from clinical depression.