My sister, her daughter-in-law and two granddaughters were visiting us in Cayman for spring vacation.
While baby sister was happy to snuggle on her mother’s lap or to take a quiet stroll on the beach, Star could not wait for the action to begin.
With her long brown hair and gracious movements, Star was the perfect model.
I spent the entire week chasing her with my lens as Star jumped and skipped and played with the waves.
Sometimes I would join her.
I must have taken nearly a thousand photos of Star that week.
From early morning to sunset, she found new ways to explore the ocean and the beach. It was as if she and the waves became partners in an ever-changing duet.
I knew that I had motifs to last me a lifetime and I could not wait to put pencil and brush to canvas.
Star indeed became my artist muse.
And thus Star became the center of my next show.
Two years after “Star Quickstep” had been part of my Ritz Gallery show,
I was contacted by the mother of this little girl asking me if I still had that painting for sale.
What are the chances that two little girls brought together by a painting would both today be pursuing their dreams in the limelight.
Star is now an amazing professional dancing her way through London, NY, LA and Copenhagen.