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Why is it that I’ve been painting for years, have had a website for over five years but its only since I’ve told people I’m an erotic artist that their interest in me has manifested itself? Mmmm…. I wonder why! So last Saturday night whilst I’m standing chatting to friends in the pub, someone introduced me to a new face and was told that I’m an erotic artist. “Really?” she said, here we go, I thought, what’s coming next and was totally unprepared for the question “Will you come and talk to the W.I?” – “What? Are you serious?” I asked and she agreed she was indeed!! “But I thought the W.I were all jam and Jerusalem, knitting and pretty flower arrangements, won’t my subject matter curl the hair of the blue rinse brigade?” Apparently not! This particular group are easy going, very broad-minded and good fun and I’ve been booked to appear, to chat and tell them what I get up to………….. I can’t wait!!!!!

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.

Comments (14)

  1. Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!!
    Jul 28, 2007

    Well, after all, they are WOMEN!!!!

    I can’t WAIT to here how your night goes!!!!

    hehehehe!!!!!! I’m so excited for you!

  2. Cherrie
    Jul 28, 2007

    W.I.=Women of Israel?

    Older people are interested in, and having, sex too. Look at us! And I was reading an article today about New York City starting an AIDS awareness program for people in their 70s. Seems we old goats aren’t ready to quit having fun yet!

  3. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 28, 2007

    Vi – I’m laughing at your glee, and sharing it!!!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 28, 2007

    Cherrie – WI is “Womens Institute” – traditionally considered strait-laced, upright pillars of the rural community, for whom cake baking and church bazzars is their main interest. Hence my surprise at them wanting to hear what an erotic artist gets up to!!

  5. hornymaleuk
    Jul 28, 2007

    It’s a great opportunity to show your traditional work as well as your erotic art!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 28, 2007

    Hornymaleuk – yes it is, if they’re going to be interested in landscapes and tigers as opposed to nakedness and erotica!

  7. ronjazz
    Jul 28, 2007

    Good for you, Jackie!…And I do understand the comment about being an “erotic” artist. An artist is an artist, no matter what their medium or message…that’s the whole point.

    I just started a second blog that I want to show more of me than simply my sexual interests…. Haven’t had more than three people…TOTAL…look at it. You have my support and empathy.

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 28, 2007

    Ronjazzz – Thankyou for your supportive comments, and yes, you’re right – an artist is an artist, whatever they paint.

  9. Luka
    Jul 29, 2007

    Given the phenomenal success of the WI nude photographic calendar, you may get commissioned for an erotically drawn version of the next one….

  10. Lady in red
    Jul 29, 2007

    Jackie have you not seen Calendar Girls ?

  11. Lady in red
    Jul 29, 2007

    I know my ‘friend’ emailed you about your comment on my blog but he wont tell me what he said to you. I am guessing that hes plotting something but I shall be a good girl and resist asking you what 😉

  12. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 30, 2007

    Luka – Wow, I’d LOVE to do that!

  13. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 30, 2007

    Lady in Red – yes I’ve seen Calendar Girls – wonderful film! Wouldn’t it be brilliant if this was the start of the next one??

  14. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 30, 2007

    Lady in Red – yes your “friend” has been in touch with me. You don’t expect I’m going to tell you what he said do you? The question is whether you’ll like it…..or not…..

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