Inspiration behind the Portraits & How I work


How I work...

I work from photographs of the dancers. Capturing a moment in a performance.

Portraits of dancers on wall at Joy2dance Studio in Hillsborough, NJ (


This series of Dancer's portraits was inspired by many factors. I have more often worked with vivid colors but ballroom dancing for me has a dignified, deep elegance to it (especially "Standard Dances") and I wanted to have a classic feel to the drawings.  Also, even though dancing is about movement, often photographs capture moments and display the dancers' lines.  I don't think I say anything new when I say dancing brings joy and feeds the spirit. Combining dance and drawing is another one of my creative outlets. It is a way to capture some of the feelings and display them in another dimension.