23.5″ x 31.5″ (60cm x 80cm) Soft pastel on board . Dani at the Hunter.
One of two paintings I want to do of our best discus thower ever.
Dani started Little Athletics at a young age and has played basketball at a national level. The Sport Australia Hall of Fame awarded a Spirit of Sport Scholarship to her in 2006. She hopes to compete in asmany as five Olympics. In 2007 her coach Denis Knowles arranged for U.S champion discus thrower, Mac Wilkins, who won gold in the 1976 Montreal Olympics and silver at the 1984 L A Olympics, to visit Dani in Australia. The visit led to a change in her throwing technique and a year later she became the youngest member of the Australian track and field team.
I ought to add Dani Samuels has been a pleasure to paint. Some people are so amazingly nice!