The movement of the dancers was of great interest to Gloria, the painter. Here my dance series started. Once I learned the correct posture, forms, and positions of the typical dancers, it was not much of a stretch to render them on paper and canvas. Gown colors were interchangeable as were the fore and backgrounds. Who knew that the waltz could be performed on the edges of cliffs that dropped off into raging Maine rocky coastlines. Or fluttered on hilltops in the spring. Or shimmied in the shallow shorelines of the mid Atlantic. All in elegant flowing colors – especially a touch of red.