A couple of years ago I read this wonderful book, "The Flamenco Academy" by Sarah Bird, and was totally enthralled. It was set in Santa Fe and was the story of two young girls who entered the Flamenco Academy. So rich is the character development and story line of this novel, that you almost can feel the beat of their shoes on the wood dance floor. Ever since reading that book, I have wanted to paint a flamenco dancer. I finally created one for my cousin Carol to hang in her new home.
I hope she portrays a sense of power and passion, as well as a little mystery.