Belly Dancers

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2009

pastel 100 x 80 cm

After experiencing belly dancers at our local Golden Bay Mardi Gras, I would close my eyes to feel the music and movements of the dancers collaborating in cohesion. A friend in Karen Brookes lent me a photo she took to help formulate a pose as I worked to create the essence of the Belly Dancers.

By using pastels I was able to quickly and freely move the colours about with the movement of a dance. It was during this painting I became the dancers energies.

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