This artist's story is just as inspiring as her paintings. Meet Cathrin Machin—a woman who quit her stressful desk job almost 5 years ago to finally live out her dream. And guess what? Now she's doing what she loves full-time and couldn't be happier about the choices she made.

"Before I started this, I thought [these] paintings would be impossible for my skill level," Cathrin writes on her Instagram. "Honestly, I had no clue how to make it work and I have to be honest, I was so happy and shocked when it worked out. I guess it made me realize that we're all going though life giving 30%, not realizing we have 70% of hidden potential."

Scroll down below to admire her beautiful glow-in-the-dark oil paintings and vote for the ones you liked the most!

More info: Instagram | Reddit

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Mary
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1 year ago

Anyone else sees a curled up snake here?

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beja flor
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1 year ago

💚💚💚💚💚

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

its a supernova

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

nebula

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

milky way

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

2 nebulas meeting

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

condensed intersteller hydrogen

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

andromeda

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

worm hole

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

milky way (from earth)

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

black hole

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

light reflecting off atmospheric gasses (aurura borealis or austrialis

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

supernovaing blue dwarf

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

nebula

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

a few hours after a supernova

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

dark energy (it keep the universe expanding forever and cant been seen by the naked eye)

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

asteroids from a planetary collision

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David Kohn
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two nebulas meeting

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David Kohn
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1 year ago

a very diverse nebula

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Annabella Li
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1 year ago

I thought the car was a elongated, grimacing face

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Scagsy
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1 year ago

These are amazing

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Swagata Sengupta
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1 year ago

awesome .it feels like a space or cosmos . wonderful . keep it up . i would suggest to produce something more creative like image of popular figures,objects or animals emerging out of darkness with those glow . what about creating michael jackson ? the greatest star in the galaxy of music ,he outshines others .

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