LEFT Point Shoes Pencil on paper 1977
This is a drawing of my point shoes at age 14, before I had any formal art training.
As a toddler, I was scouted. My coordination was noticed in a dance performance, and I was put in a ballet class in York, taught by a member of The National Ballet. She put me on point at a young age, and had a barre installed in our home. She retired in my pre-teens. With nowhere else to continue, my focus became painting. In my teens I taught a modern-jazz class, when the Instructor could not get to PA from New York City. She wrote to my parents: CLICK HERE