"Dancing Triplets" is the second collage in my dance series. I had fun with cord, modeling paste, stencils and a host of other materials that enable my mixed media lunacy to flourish. It's definitely my personality to spin 360 degrees while executing design ideas onto paper and canvas. The model for this painting is a professional belly dancer whose graceful poses inspire me.
My art journey began when I was 29 and took drawing and watercolor lessons from Phyllis Rutigliano, a master watercolorist and teacher, who I am lucky to still have as a close friend and mentor. From there, I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and received an associate's degree in fashion illustration. After 2 1/2 years of illustrating and designing children's wear, I started my own freelance advertising business while continuing my fine art education and exhibiting. Moving to beautiful Bucks County, PA in 1986 enticed me to do more en plein-air painting in addition to drawing and painting the model. Murals were also a fun way to make a living for awhile. Now, I concentrate on creating portraits: pet, people and places.
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