I have always loved drawing directly from my subject, particularly figures in movement, portraits, and dramatic landscapes. I like wild, dramatic places and watching athletes and dancers at the peak of their fitness. I work with mixed media using torn paper, acrylics, and oil pastels, but love working purely in oils too. I love the way dancers inhabit their space, the moment before the jump, the split second of flying through the air. I have been fortunate and privileged to work with the beautiful Russian dancers in St. Petersburg at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and Marinsky Theatre.
Date posted: July 1, 2014 Author: mauri