As a Woman in art I strive to be seen and work twice as hard to be heard. As a Woman in art I chose to paint women nudes. Why is there such a long history of men dominating the art scene and almost always the one painting the female nude? As a Woman, the nude represents the self, the strength not desire, the beauty within and out, the soul of who we are. It is the WOMAN who is entitled to paint the female, laying out naked the feelings, the bold and the beautiful, the empowered. It is time for women to be seen inside and out by women for women.