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Total frustration!

The internet problem of over a week ago still isn’t resolved and I just feel thoroughly frustrated that I can’t get on with my new website! I’m all ready to go and I’m being held back by a technological hitch, not of my making, that other people seem unwilling or incapable of rectifying. I’m also feeling thwarted that because of this that I haven’t created anything art-wise this week, so with this in mind I needed to clear my head and spent three hours in the garden hacking down a very large and overgrown shrub that’s in the way of other forth-coming projects. And even though it poured with rain on me for virtually the whole time and I got throughly drenched, at least the physical work made me come away with a feeling that I’d achieved something positive at long last in this past week of stupifying inactivity. And it’ll help the shrub too, giving it a new lease of life in the spring when it sets out new growth.

Now I feel set up for the week ahead and hopefully some steps forward.

I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

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