Truth, 2017, oil on canvas

. I always put on a smile at work, never mentioning the struggle with my injury or my trying for a baby. I finally got pregnant and had a miscarriage. I was sick of putting on a front so had pictures taken - it sums up the grim reality of how I was feeling. I painted through IVF, pregnancy, birth and as he changed from being completely dependent to an inquisitive little toddler! This canvas sums up the time, worry, suspense and joy that my little boy has brought to me over the last three years.