Channelling energies

Sometimes you have to clear the other stuff that’s happening in your life before you can get on with the thing you really want to do. I love painting. I love being creative. I could quite happily spend every day painting and creating things. But to do that I would have to put all the other parts of my life on hold, or ignore them. But then my life would get messy and I’d get even more stuff to deal with!! So, I have to finely balance my art against the other things that make up my life. Because if I spent all day painting I’d become a hermit, I’d become very introverted, or so focussed on art that my house would become a pigsty and the various relationships with all the people in my life would suffer. So sometimes art has to be put on hold. Life gets between it and me.

I’ve been discussing this problem with my spiritual healer friend, and she’s helped me put it into perspective. She tells me that sometimes you have to sort out the difficult stuff before you can get to the pure stuff. And the pure stuff for me is being creative. I’ve thought alot about what she’s said. And she’s right. So, now I’ve been able to sort out the things I’ve needed to sort and you know what? I feel totally revitalised because of it!!!!! I feel I’ve chanelled my energies to clear everything within me. I feel strong again and can focus properly on my art now. It doesn’t mean I’m ignoring the people in my life, they know how important my art is to me, and support my passion for it. It just means my energies are clear for art again now, and hopefully, it should shine through in what I next create!

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 (9)

  1. Indigo
    Feb 15, 2008

    She’s got a funny kinda resemblance to Cybil Sheppard.. wicked picture, so many faces in there

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 15, 2008

    Indigo – Yes, I suppose she has, from when she was in Moonlighting, aptly!

    Glad you like the painting – the more you look, the more faces you see………….

  3. having my cake
    Feb 16, 2008

    Why is it that whenever you post a painting, Im automatically looking for pussies? Ive been brainwashed!

  4. Vi
    Feb 17, 2008

    Beautiful painting, as usual my dear!

  5. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 17, 2008

    Having my cake – LMAO over THAT comment!!!! How excellent!!! Well, did you find any??!

  6. Indigo
    Feb 17, 2008

    Hey I’ve just found some pussies.. I knew if I looked hard enough they’d pop up… pop up pussies? Wicked!!

  7. nitebyrd
    Feb 17, 2008

    Gods! I need to figure out how do that, Jackie.

    Beautiful painting!

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 18, 2008

    Indigo – I knew you’d find some! lol

  9. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 18, 2008

    Nitebyrd – Its not easy, and its taken me a long time to work out how to do it too!

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