Never Surrender (Churchill), Mindy Linkous, 2015, acrylic and oil on canvas,1346mm x 1752mm

shares feelings of painting her latest 1940's daunting painting. "Two feet above my head to the top of the painting, I had felt daunted by the reality of the time. By far this was my most emotional work of art. When I was painting the WII barbed wire fence and developing detail, of course I got into it and had to feel the sharpness and project the contrast and depth. I cried. I thought of the pain that the people behind the wire suffered. I had to stop and take breaks. A few years ago when living in Miami Beach I rode my skateboard over to the brilliant 'Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach' and stayed there for hours, it changed me. Painting this I felt Churchill fighting for the faces I saw in the sculpture, the real people confined behind the barbed wire. Never forget, but indeed Never Surrender! click painting to continue...

​Mindy Linkous Impressionist Artist