Dance Series

Why I Tango

I paint what I know, and therefore, when I learned Argentine tango I painted it from experience. From the inside out. The paintings are mostly about social dancing. At the milonga the place where people go to dance socially is often where I draw my inspiration.

First of all I paint the couples on the dance floor, and they are my focus, yet I also paint other aspects of the evening too. The musicians making the music.  And those who are sitting at small tables along the sides.  While they wait to dance, they are visiting over wine and listening to the music.

Most of all, my paintings show this interwoven scene of an evening out dancing. I hope the pleasure comes across to you.