More paintings, drawings to be added
ABOVE Point Shoes Pencil on paper 1977
ABOVE First Recital in Childhood was at The First Presbyterian Church of York Unretouched — distorted — iPhone photo: 2016 — to be shot professionally
My primary focus is painting, but I am a Dancer-Turned-Painter.
As a toddler, during a dance performance, my coordination was
noticed and I was put in a ballet class taught by a member of The National Ballet
who lived in York, PA. She began pushing me towards a pro dance career
and put me on point when I was only 7. She retired in my pre-teens. My focus
became visual art. Those are my point shoes, drawn before I had any formal training.
I began playing the piano around age 4-5. I was also being told to make music
my career. I did not like playing other people's compositions. As an adult,
I have improvised at some clubs, and do some composing.
My Dad was a true musical talent, a clarinetist with beautiful tone. He performed occasionally,
but was too self-effacing to do so, regularly. He played at home, for many hours
a night. My maternal Grandmother was a talented Painter.