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I had a nice day out yesterday. I went to London. Its years since I was last there and good to see the old familiar places – as well as some new ones. St. Pancras in particular is stunning!!! – what a wonderful piece of architecture, full of light and vision, colour and beauty. I loved it!! It was worth the trip just to be there!

And nice to go to London and be around the sort of people I feel right at home with………. the sort who are happy to be dressed up in a pretty dress, high heels and make-up – and that’s just the men! The sort who are happy to be dressed in leather and lace, rubber fetish gear, towering heels, to be lead around on a collar and chain, to be dressed as Victorian ladies in black hobble skirts with feathered fans and tiny pretty top hats adorned in a veil and pushed to a jaunty angle on their head, to be dressed head to foot in dominant masculine black leather, or a tight prettily coloured feminine corset tightly pulled in to reveal the womanly flesh in all its deliciously delightful decadent glory, to be dressed as a dark angel complete with feathered wings, to be dressed in just a bikini and high heels, to be dressed in military uniform, to be dressed or undressed in exactly the way you want to be, with no one batting an eyelid!!! Great stuff!! And the location of this wondrous place? It was Olympia. And the reason? It was the “Erotica 2007” event.

Its been a couple of years since I was last there, and as before, it’s a great day out. Playtime and adult fun for free thinking grown ups!! Whatever you’re in to – it was there. Whatever you like dressing up in, whatever new toy you want, whatever hedonistic lifestyle you’re into, it was there. And also what was there, was one of my main reasons for going – as, as far as I was concerned, it was a work day. I was there to meet my fellow members of the Guild of Erotic Artists who have regularly exhibited there and some of the artist members also have their own stands selling erotic art to the discerning public. So, a good chance for me to meet some new colleagues and say hi to them, introduce myself and make my presence known. And what a friendly welcome I got from all of them, even though I met them all individually – seven members, seven friendly faces, seven conversations about erotic art, marketing and selling art, trade fairs, exhibiting erotic art, trying to make a living as an erotic artist, seven conversations showing interest in each other as artists, and as people. I was told by the majority that its one big happy family, where we support one another, we have the backing of the others to use as a power against other organisations to help us to get better facilities and promotion for our work, we help and assist, and where one person may not know the answer to a question, they will know of someone else who will! What a positive and upbeat reception I got! And feel like I’ve made some new friends already with them – and am looking forward to meeting them all again when I can next get to see them.

And my purchases for the day? ………………… Well, I found some gorgeous erotic art books, full of life and passion and inspiration for erotic art, and some back copies of “Jade” magazine, full of gorgeous black and white photos of glamorous models in suggestive poses, and I also bought…………… well, I’ll let you guess what else I bought…………………

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 (10)

  1. Lucy Felthouse
    Nov 24, 2007

    Filthy madam… I wish I could have gone. Maybe next year eh?

    So how was it?!x

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 24, 2007

    Well, I did ask ya to come with me, but you had more important things to do!!!

    It was brilliant – I love it! You will too, when you come next time! x

  3. Indigo
    Nov 24, 2007

    ‘Mmmmm’….I know what you mean Jackie.. Course it is a wicked place to visit…I should know, I’ve been there.. loved it all.

  4. dirtyboy
    Nov 25, 2007

    I’m guessing you bought some kind of disgraceful sex toy, but that might be just my filthy mind 😉 I really must go alomg to one of these some time…

  5. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 25, 2007

    Indigo – Yeh, it’s a great day out!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 25, 2007

    Dirtyboy – Yeh, you ought to go sometime, think you’d like it!

  7. Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!!
    Nov 25, 2007

    oh spoilsport, just tell us! (even better, post a pic!)

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 26, 2007

    Vi – if I post a pic – would that be with me wearing it……………??!!! lol

  9. Racy Redhead
    Nov 27, 2007

    That’ll be a coach party for next year then.
    I bags the back seat!!

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 27, 2007

    Racy Redhead – Ok! – but I dread to think what you’re going to do on it!! lol

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