I received this message from Angie Tsekenis Xidias who saw the painting on FB . I think she says it best:

“The name Phoenix is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning “dark red”. Phoenix is a New Age name symbolizing rebirth and immortality”When looking at the painting, her eyes reveal that she has been through tough times, she is a fighter and has persevered. The crown is hers, symbolizing power. The name Phoenix is hope, renewal, rebirth, immortality, resurrection, solitude, and grace. Just like the unique bird the phoenix emerges from its ashes, so can any woman after devastation and loss. Love your work!