Dance paintings

Andrew’s dance paintings have been widely collected and cherished for their brilliance. The paintings show his absorption of the artistry and technique of the dancers. Andrew’s career began by drawing dancers in their studios and he continues to do so whenever there is the opportunity.

These are original, one-of-a-kind dance pastels are created from sketches of dancers in class or rehearsal. The pastel’s brilliant colors are influenced by Andrew’s earliest love of impressionism, and in particular the work of  Degas. Some of these paintings show the dancers in much the same imagery of Degas’ time while others explode in colors that reflect the energy of the dance. The pastel medium itself allows a vibrancy unlike any other, as well as a freshness and spontaneity.

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