Inspiration for this small series of dance paintings

What inspires me to paint dancers? This is a question, one of many that I ask myself when I am looking to create a new piece of work. I often source my inspiration from attending dance (highlights are often at Sadlers Wells in London) but if I am not able to visit live dance I turn to YouTube.

For this series one of my inspirations was titled 'Vertigo', choreographed by Noa Wertheim.  

Vertigo, Acrylic on Canvas, 2015, exhibiting at Brighton Art Fair 24-27 September

Sometimes, if possible, I email to a client a link of the dance that inspired that particular painting. Somehow it finalises the connection from inspiration to painting to final destination and hopefully creates a link between my feeling in the painting and what I saw in the dance.

The latest series of paintings, including the painting Vertigo will be on show at the Brighton Art Fair, 24 - 27 September 2015

The Portico Gallery, Kent

Private View Invitation - The Art of People

Portico Art Gallery invites you to the opening of its new spring exhibition

Saturday 21st February from 5.30pm for a glass of champagne and some inspiring art

I was happy to be asked to take part in the upcoming exhibition at the Portico Gallery, Riverhead in Kent where I will be showing three of the square dance paintings, one of which titled is below.


The Art of People will explore nine artists’ interpretations of human form, expression and behaviour, including works by the well-known printmaker Graham Clarke, painters Richard Burel, Jane Denman, Deborah Aves, Jason Keeley and Jan Bowman and the popular resident artists Pat Savage and Debra Barr-Smith. Also featuring bronze sculptures by Julia Cox.