This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas called On Point. Ballet is a a tradition in our family. I started ballet when I was four years old as did our two daughters. There is something about the grace of ballet that inspires artists. I have done some other paintings of ballerinas but they are of my daughters and are private. This young girl is a bit older and has begun to do point. The characteristic pink ballet slippers with the insert in the toes of the shoes so she can stand on her toes. It is a tradition. At this time of year one of the most famous ballets takes place – The Nutcracker. In this painting my style is beginning to change, perhaps it’s because we were living in Paris at that time. There is a surrealistic feel to it.