Drawing morning at the National Ballet

I had a wonderful morning at the Coliseum in London where I was able to draw the National Ballet warming up for their matinee performance of the ballet Manon. Quite a challenge to get something down on paper whilst so much was going on.  The action was so fast that a few strokes to get […]

Dancers at the Alcazar

I have just finished this painting inspired by my visit to Saville, Spain last year. The Alcazar Palace was full of history where it had been used in many different ways. I wanted to try and convey this sense of history and peeling back the layers. Mixed media on canvas. 60 x 75cm

Another painting on the theme of reflections

This new painting “Reflections at the Bar” is another semi-abstract acrylic on canvas 61 x 45 cm. It is on the theme of what happens to all the images that a mirror sees during the course of a ballet practise, like “Warming up”, It is in a more abstract style than some of my other […]

New abstract dance painting

“Fire Dance”  50 x 50cm. How lovely to have some fun and create a painting that with such joyful freedom. I layered until I felt I must stop. This is a new departure for me to be more abstract but it will certainly not be my last as I enjoyed it so much. The only […]

New home in Norfolk for 3 paintings

3 new paintings were successfully delivered to a lovely home in Norfolk over the weekend. “The Giddy music of the Waltz” looked particularly at home in it’s new place on the chimney breast. The other two, “The Smell of Summer” and “A good day after all” were looking for a smaller, lower space.

Visual energy

As they dance in an empty galleria at night, the electricity running through their bodies is enough to scare the pigeons. Oil on paper 93 x76cm

The Waltz

How the little boy at the window would have loved to join in this dancing in the square. As they swirl and move, some are in the Italian dance to have fun and others to show of their dancing prowess. Oil on canvas 56 x 46cm SOLD

Be amazing

Painted on a very hot day in my studio in Italy, the subject for this painting came from a few sketches that I had done and the thought that being average on such a beautiful day and in a special place was not an option. Hence my ladies are amazing. 100 x 60cm Acrylic on canvas

Do it with style

The exaggerated movement and the swish of her hair create the shapes in this painting. These shapes carve arches of colour in the background. Acrylic on canvas  34 x 34cm SOLD  

You are the music

The explosion of colour as these two dance follows the dynamic nature of their movements and their commitment to the moment. SOLD Pastel  32 x 42cm