I started the first painting (“Legato”) to challenge myself, and I needed something for a local group art show. The show was dance themed and I was looking to represent a contemporary subject. During my search for reference images I kept coming across one particular photographer’s work (Peddecord Photo). I ended up referencing one of his photos for this personal project.
After that is when I started to take my art a little more seriously. I wanted to start showing more, and hopefully sell some paintings, but I didn’t feel done with this particular theme. I contacted the photographer, showing him my painting, and asked for permission to use another photo as reference for a twin painting (“Legato Inverted”). He graciously agreed. I am very thankful to him, as his work inspired two of my favorite pieces.