I’ve always been attracted to dancers. Maybe because I took so many dance classes as a kid…and actually got to dance on a local New York TV show like American Bandstand when I was a sophomore in high school. I took jazz classes as an adult, not to mention disco classes with my husband in the 70’s & early 80’s. We still often have a chance to dance on any Friday night at the club where we live. So that’s one reason I chose to paint Bandstand. There are a few others. I loved the idea of painting silhouettes where movement is the point, not features. And their shadows! I’ve been looking at images with shadows for a long time, thinking about painting a series…maybe this painting will be the start.