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Nadia Roden paintings

I've animated Josephine Baker's  dances from the 20s and 30s on film with pencil and paper. I'm fascinated by how she developed her own abstract improvised form of dance.


Her turns fill the stage with energy and I've been inspired to try to do the same with paint. give movement and energy to line and shape and colour. To mix figurative and abstract.


Salsa Nights in a hot sticky city...

oil on canvas

I've often thought while painting that the point at which a non-image becomes an image is so fragile

Nadia Roden paintings

Lost Tango...

Oil on canvas


Memories of hot sticky nights in New York City

Opening up..

Oil on canvas

The brightness and warmth of fruit opening up, music turning on and people commencing to move. The start of things happening

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