Kai died in 1983 and I moved back to Arizona from our home in Spain in 1986. There I continued to go to clubs and rapidly sketch the local musicians. I regularly exhibited my work in galleries and most of it was sold.
It took me a few years to recognize the jazz part of my life was over. I no longer was a participant of that scene and began to concentrate on painting women. ( There were few women in the jazz picture in those days) I was asked if I didn't like men. Of course I like men, but after all the years of painting almost only men, I was ready of a change.
Here are some memories of that time and well as the quick sketches and some paintings of many jazz greats.
|Dizzy and me|
|A Tribute To A Great Musician|
|Kai Winding, encaustic on paper|
|Stan Getz, encaustic on paper|
|"If It Don't Swing, It Don't Mean A Thing" Mixed media on canvas, property of a museum|
|Bill Evans ink on paper|
|Red Mitchel, ink on paper|
|Grand Parade de Jazz, Nice, France|
|Louie, mixed media on canvas|
|Red Mitchel, transfer on encaustic|
|last time I saw Kai play, Japan 1982|
|Book I wrote when I was a yoga teacher|