My intrigue of the human torso has resulted in a dynamic art career specializing in the moving figure with an emphasis in dance . By focusing on capturing the essence of a move with quick sketches I am able to translate gestures into a composition on canvas. A background in anatomy and kinesiology contribute to a clear interpretation of the physical mechanics involved as I watch a performer or athlete execute a move.

The accumulated sketches are then used for my paintings. The canvases are colorful and multilayered in an effort to give the figures dynamic energy. Using sumi ink is a medium that allows for the simplicity of black ink on white paper and provides a challenge in capturing the essence of a move with as few strokes as possible.

It is in these ways that I celebrate the spirit of life with all it's originality, intensity, spontaneity and grace.

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