Gabriel Gressie had wanted to be an artist for as long as he can remember. He had always worked on small projects because of how time-consuming painting is, and so a large project just seemed out of the question.
Then, Gressie received a commission from a client who collected antique toys. The painting was huge (two square meters!) and Gressie had two years to work on it.
Halfway through the project, he became very ill. He was hospitalized for heart failure, and only months after recovering from that, he was readmitted for kidney failure. He didn't let these things hold him back, although they did slow him down.
For the last few weeks of the project, he worked 14-hour days, but it was all worth it when it was finished. Take a look!