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The Power, Carlos Acosta, Royal Ballet Drawing

Zoe James-Williams

United Kingdom

Drawing, Charcoal on Paper

Size: 15.7 W x 23.6 H x 0.1 D in

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I was privileged to be invited by Carlos Acosta, Royal Ballet Principal to capture him in rehearsal whilst starring in On Before. This is one of a series of paintings of the ballet legend capturing his passion, power and eloquence of dance. All are in pastel on slate grey paper.

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Drawing:Charcoal on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:15.7 W x 23.6 H x 0.1 D in

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Redefining the art of expression, Zoe James-Williams emerges as a prominent Welsh artist nestled along the enchanting Gower coast. Renowned for her captivating ballet and figurative masterpieces, Zoe's artistry has graced exhibitions spanning the expanse of the UK and the Channel Islands. A trailblazer, she holds the distinction of being the inaugural Artist in Residence at the esteemed Swansea Grand Theatre. Beyond her easel, Zoe imparts her wisdom through the realm of education, guiding eager minds in the realms of drawing and watercolour, both on the shores of Gower and in the virtual realm. A distinguished Official Ambassador for Derwent Art, Zoe's creative journey intertwines with the illustrious ballet world. She collaborates closely with principal ballet dancers from illustrious institutions like The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House, London, The Mariinsky, The Bolshoi, and The English National Ballet, among other illustrious names. Zoe's dream unfurled as she was personally invited to capture the grace of Royal Ballet luminaries like Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg, an experience that kindled her artistic soul. She also rendered the poetic artistry of Xander Parish, principal dancer with the Mariinsky, in his portrayal of Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Opera House. Unlike many, Zoe's artistry thrives on her personal encounters, eschewing third-party imagery to craft her visual narratives. Her exquisite creations have found sanctuary in collections worldwide, adorning the realms of revered personalities such as internationally acclaimed Prima Ballerina Alina Cojocaru, the visionary Johan Kobborg, the Welsh National Opera, and the resplendent Swansea Grand Theatre. Her works resonate in the private sanctuaries of icons like Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Rhythm Kings fame, as well as Chas Hodges from the beloved duo Chas and Dave. In a ground-breaking feat, Zoe etched her name as the inaugural Artist in Residence at Swansea Grand Theatre back in September 2009. This chapter of her journey unveiled an exclusive vantage point into the inner workings of the theatre realm, encapsulating the dichotomy between the limelight and the tireless backstage labyrinth. Zoe's brushstroke becomes a conduit, revealing the enigmatic tapestry of those who grace the stage and those who orchestrate the symphony behind the scenes. With each stroke, she weaves a tale of creativity, dedication, and the symphony of artistic endeavour.

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