Some time ago, I walked into a dance academy in Cádiz, Andalusia, armed with a notebook, keen to observe Flamenco dance and make drawings. I thought it would be helpful to learn how to dance first and so studied Flamenco dance and at this academy (de Maria Victoria Guiterrez), then later, in Granada with Ana Pintado and Astrid Martin. Nearly 20 years on, I am still deeply engrossed in Flamenco dance and music. I have also enjoyed organising (in a voluntary capacity) several concerts and Art events featuring Flamenco musicians and dancers. I continue to research, dance and when I put the brush down, teach, enjoying it immensely. It both informs and inspires my work... life and feel privileged to have been part of richly diverse Art communities. Here you can see artworks in response to many of the fabulous musicians and dancers I have met on my Flamenco journey. There are also photos in relation to some of the concerts I have arranged, courtesy of photographer Ben Kirk-Emes.