His goal: To "inspire as many people as I can to move more and to appreciate the body they're in."

By Faith Brar
January 05, 2018

One aspiring artist from Europe has spent the past few years sharing his work with the world through social media. And while he has created several collections of paintings, his most recent, dubbed Just Move, is gaining some big recognition.

David Roman started on the Just Move project at the beginning of 2017, creating a series of artwork featuring professional and street athletes as well as performers-hoping to capture their power and skill in the art. (Related: This Woman Is Using Glitter to Remind Everyone That Stretch Marks Are Beautiful)

Roman, who just completed the series with a final 350th painting, refers to each person he features as a "mover." Many of them are women.

Some notable athletes include Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, UFC Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, and principal ballet dancer Misty Copeland.

Roman says he also drew inspiration from other women such as CrossFit champions, including Australian athlete Tia-Clair Toomey who recently claimed her place as the new Fittest Woman on Earth at the 2017 CrossFit Games. As well as eight-time CrossFit Games competitor, Stacie Tovar.

His goal? To "inspire as many people as I can to move more and to appreciate the body they're in," he writes on his website.

All of Roman's paintings are done with watercolors on A4 size paper. Originals, as well as print versions, are available for purchase at his online shop (originals sold on a first-come-first-served basis). If you're not looking to spend a pretty penny (originals start at $360) but still want to score some serious motivation, a lot of his prints are available for download as phone wallpapers-and they're absolutely free. What better way to get that extra push to crush your next workout, and life in general?