Cherie Strong is an Australian artist living and working in the UK. Her artworks are mostly contemporary charcoal and ink portraits full of emotion and beautifully rendered. With an aim to capture beauty, Strong explores different mediums to reflect convincing emotion and chase down what makes something beautiful be that line, colour, intensity, softness and narrative. Before She Knew it... It Was Too Late reflects the artist's motivation to capture and show beauty, where the viewer's eye is immediately drawn to the expression of the black and white woman. The background also helps to convey this emotion where the muted olive green drips down almost like tears and reflects how in thought the woman is.