In 1971 I began drawing the human figure from live models, and continue to do so regularly. I have explored other forms and approaches to art, but always return to the spontaneity of drawing, and the variety of bodies to express something universally human, which is akin to the dance. Figure drawing is also a true collaboration, dependent upon the creativity of those willing to pose. Many art models are visual artists themselves or performing artists such as dancers and actors, and find in modeling an expression of value in their physical being. The creation of artworks from live drawing sessions is possible because of the empathy that exists between model and artist.