My favorite artist is Frida Kahlo. Known for her surrealist self portraits, Kahlo was one of the first female artists to openly talk about and paint womens issues regarding sex and sexuality. She was openly queer and had several female partners. She suffered through miscarriages, being hit by a bus, and had a rocky marriage to womanizer Diego Rivera. Despite all of THAT, nothing kept that woman from painting. In fact, she even painted while lying down in agony. This self portrait was inspired by a Frida Kahlo painting where she was surrounded by monkeys in a jungle.
I'd like to think that if Frida was alive, she would give me a high five.