This blog traces my influences, studio practice, learning, and teaching of art.

Dance Painting I, 1980

Who is she? One of Elio Pomare's dancers. I took photos of the troupe rehearsing in their Manhattan studio. I used many different incongruous painting techniques: Pointillist skull cap, heavy impasto tights, op art floor in isometric projection, painterly right hand, photo realistic soft focus face, and gold leaf frame on a cartoon mirror. The legs are placed in an ambiguous position. This is post modernism !
Brooke Alexander visited my studio on spring street and stared at the painting for a long time. He should have given me a show. I should have never sold the painting to Brian Jafee.

Venetion Dance Painting 1985

Painting in the loft on Broome Street & Crosby was a trial: The Chinese grocer on the ground floor unloaded the produce trucks at 4:00 AM.
Ruth Currier's dance studio was directly upstairs. During the day it sounded like a stampede of elephants. I figured I could finagle some free dance classes as exercise. Since I put up with the daily noise, Ruth agreed. I "danced" 4 or 5 times until I realized I looked ridiculous. I did have a few good photo shoots for painting reference.