Artemisia Gentileschi was a contemporary of Caravaggio and a very talented artist who just happened to be a woman. She is supposed to have said something to this effect: I'm not a woman artist, I'm an ARTIST!
I choose her as an inspiration for my artistic endeavors. I'm an artist, art historian, and lecturer, among other alter-egos, oh, and yes, I'm a woman. This is my blog and I'm glad you have joined me.