Am I that scary?

…….. So, my friend said to her friend:

“I’m seeing my friend later, she’s an erotic artist”.

“Oh, a neurotic artist?”

“No, an EROTIC artist”


……. and then she changed the subject.

(Why does this amuse me?!)

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. nitebyrd
    Jan 15, 2008

    ROTFL! A neurotic artist ….

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 15, 2008

    Nitebyrd – Yeh, it made me laff too – the fact that “neurotic artist” was acceptable, but “erotic artist” wasn’t!!!!

  3. Indigo
    Jan 15, 2008

    Neu what?? These people who don’t know the meaning of the word ‘Erotic’are vanilla…they really do need to get a life… failing that they’re either hard of hearing or dyslexic!..>;-))))

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 15, 2008

    Indigo – They think they know the meaning of the word erotic, and it scares em!!!

  5. Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!!
    Jan 16, 2008

    Maybe you are a bit of goth? LOL!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 16, 2008

    Vi – Er…………….Nope! lol

  7. Luka
    Jan 16, 2008

    Hehehe – it made me laugh too! I love the concept of a neurotic artist – what would they paint?

  8. Lucy Felthouse
    Jan 16, 2008

    Yep – made me laugh too.

    Anyway, my neutoric/erotic artist friend, I’m delighted to announce you’ve won an award… here.

  9. Loving Annie
    Jan 17, 2008


  10. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 17, 2008

    Luka – I thought it would amuse you!

    Mmm… a neurotic artist would probably paint very shaky paintings!!! lol

  11. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 17, 2008

    Lucy – neutoric eh? Now…that’s a new twist on the theme….!

  12. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 17, 2008

    Loving annie – if she was neurotic and in therapy and needed a twin soul she came to the wrong place. That’s probably why I scared her!!

  13. having my cake
    Jan 17, 2008

    I wonder what neurotica looks like…

  14. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 17, 2008

    Having my cake – Nervous sex?

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