A Dancer's Prayer by Angela  Burman

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Pastel on watercolour board 10″ × 9″

My inspiration was a gorgeous poem by Maria Spratford called “A Dancer’s Prayer”

Dear angel, Ever at my side
Be there today, my feet to guide.
Help me dance high, and light, and free,
So everyone will be proud of me.
May the judges be fair and the stages be spacious.
In winning and losing let me be gracious,
So that every dance I’ll remember with pride.
And angel, please keep my shoelaces tied.


dancer, ballerina, angela burman, fine art, pastel

Born in Cardiff, but now live in the West Midlands. Graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts.

Key styles: impressionism, abstracts and whimsical,which cover a wide range of subject matter from pure abstract, figurative, portrait, still life, nature and wildlife.

Media used: oils, acrylic, mixed media, collage, textiles and digital photography and photoshop.

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  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 3 years ago

    Lovely composition…

  • Thank you very much Angela for your lovely comment

    – Angela Burman

  • Graham Southall
    Graham Southallover 3 years ago

    This is so stunning has is all your work! Beautiful:))))

  • Thank you very much Graham for your kind words

    – Angela Burman

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Love the way you did this image of her Angela,,it is beautifully artistic,,,Rick

  • Always a joy to hear from you Rick. Thank you so much :)

    – Angela Burman

  • salena
    salenaover 3 years ago

    So fine and delicate Angie! One of my favorite of yours!

  • Such a beautiful compliment Salena. Thank you dear friend :)

    – Angela Burman

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetover 3 years ago

    great tones and light!a delight to look at!

  • Thank you very much Agnes. You are very kind

    – Angela Burman

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 3 years ago

    Adorable work,Angie …..

  • Thank you very much Rosalin. You are very kind :)

    – Angela Burman

  • Eldon Ward
    Eldon Wardover 3 years ago

    Very nicely done

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments Eldon

    – Angela Burman

  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, love the pose.

  • Thank you Geoff for your lovely comments :x)

    – Angela Burman

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful, Angela. Degas would be proud! My granddaughter takes ballet so this really caught my eye.

  • Thank you Dot for your kind words. They always look so beautiful dont you think when they are tha age

    – Angela Burman

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much LisaBeth

    – Angela Burman

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