I've become fascinated with everything Brazil. I've seen a lot of Samba, and I love it. This gallery continues my love of dance and motion in general. The German poet Goethe wrote: "No evil can touch him who looks on human beauty: he feels himself at one with himself and the world around him." This is also a salute to the world's most beautiful women. One other thing, I never appreciated the intricacy of the costumes until I began painting them. An amazing amount of work goes into them, and they are absolutely gorgeous. Each thumbnail here clicks through to pictures. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.