The dance and performance world is the focus of my current work. They are exploding with imagery from our local and very professional Nutcracker Ballet
that I was honored to be a part of. I made 5 costumes for the group in 2012 and did in depth photography on stage and backstage
where some lovely little dramas play out as well. The annual dance adjudication
for the entire Sunshine Coast
was also my privilege to photograph and work from.
I’m exploring this wealth of images in oil painting and also in lively works on paper in watercolor, gouaches and inks, a new departure for me. The dancers range in ages from 6 to about 19 and the Nutcracker principle dancers are ballet professionals who come to delight us each year.
2014 also saw me begin plein air painting, urban sketching and street scenes.