London here I come

Right, my blogging’s been quiet recently because I’ve not had chance to do it along with everything else on my plate at the moment! Not that things are going to lessen in the near future either………

After a lot of consideration regarding the Fantasy Fanny “Queynte” paintings, and the best place to hang them, I’ve decided to by-pass a “proper” gallery, for the moment anyway, as most of them won’t be interested because of the content of the subject matter, plus they will want at least half my takings in gallery commission, so if I can do it without them, I’ll try! Its always a difficult decision whether to use a gallery, or try without one. So, to this end, I needed to find a venue that had people who like art and people who like erotica, and people who are likely to want to buy it. MMm…….. Ah, yes, I can think of a place that fits that description exactly! So I rang up last week to speak to the organisers to find that there wasn’t any “art gallery space” left. “Ok, then, I’ll forget that idea, hey but hang on a minute, is there anywhere else within the venue that I can exhibit my art?” And lo and behold – there is!!!!!! YAY!!!! So – the venue is EROTICA 2008 at Olympia in London on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November, and the rest of the information you should need regarding what else is happening at EROTICA, will be on the EROTICA website. My stand is a small one, upstairs, away from the main art gallery, but still exhibiting at Erotica. And as far as I’m concerned, its the ideal place for me to take my fannies. I think they will be different to the other erotic artwork there, and hopefully I’ll sell some commissions to anyone who wants one, but also, the bloggers who already have had theirs done, will have the opportunity to come a view theirs too, if they so wish. And to meet me too, if they want to.

This is all big stuff for me, but from the reaction I’ve had from people so far, I think the Fantasy Fanny collection has touched a chord somewhere for women, so this venue is the place where I find out if my thoughts are correct……..

Oh, and the latest fanny is complete and here it is……Queynte 8.
Right, now I’m busy on to the next ones……

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 (12)

  1. Loving Annie
    Oct 28, 2008

    I hope you do incredibly well, Jackie. May November bring you much success with your lovely series of erotica paintings !

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 28, 2008

    Loving Annie – Many thanks for your kind wishes, I hope so!

  3. Indigo
    Oct 28, 2008

    Excellent news for you Jackie.. well done. I’ve been to Erotica and it’s an awesome place, I was in heaven as soon as I walked through the doors there and smelt the black leather… bondage paradise!!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 29, 2008

    Indigo – Thankyou. Yeh, Erotica’s great fun isn’t it. Playtime for adults!!!! LOL

  5. nitebyrd
    Oct 29, 2008

    Awesome news, Jackie! I also hope that November will bring you lots of sales and commissions.

  6. Trixie
    Oct 29, 2008

    I’m hoping to maybe make one of the dates honey. Well done you!

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 30, 2008

    Nitebyrd – Thankyou, I hope so too, for all the hard work I’m putting in to it!

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 30, 2008

    Trixie – Hey, that’s great, look forward to seeing you there!

  9. Cate
    Oct 30, 2008

    I am so excited at the possibility of seeing them in person. Can’t wait!

    Cate xxx

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 30, 2008

    Cate – Looking forward to seeing you there!

  11. Nolens Volens
    Oct 30, 2008

    All right for you! I hope you’re a hit with the people there as you have been with us bloggers. 🙂

  12. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 31, 2008

    Nolens Volens – Thankyou, I hope so!

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