February 8, 2011
"As I've said before, one of the great joys of being an artist is watching the faces of friends and family as they receive a drawing created specifically for them. This is a portrait I drew of my lovely and talented niece Nicole Neubaur as one of her Christmas presents. Nicole is taking dance lessons from my wife and I wanted to capture her love of dancing in this illustration. The look on her face when she received this (and a copy of an instructional dance video starring Carol) was everything I could have hoped for. So here she is. My lovely Nicole--Born to Dance."