I went to many nude drawing classes over the years both during my art minor at UCSC and in other venues in California and Southern France. At first I considered it a necessary and fun excersize, like nicely flavored vitamins.
In 2003 I painted my first figurative painting and now I realise that as I give myself permission to go deeply into this exploration, it is a facinating theme for painting and mixed media.
It is an exploration in identity as a woman, as a human, as an animal, as part of nature. It is also the exploration of the human body's esthetics.