The Empress is a card of mothering, power, and connection to nature. She is queenly but not at all weak, she stands proud and asserts herself over her domain. 

I know I already did a lion for this deck but a lioness was just such a perfect fit that I absolutely could not avoid it for this one. 

Included 2 work-in-progress images of the painting process, and the rough sketch from my sketchbook!