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Dear Jackie….

I’ve had a letter from the elderly chap I drew last week saying how much he and his wife love the drawings, and thanking me. He was nervous before he met me but said that his misgivings were entirely misplaced, as my confidence, good humour, talent and friendliness assuaged all his fears! He said that he thought he would feel vulnerable once he was naked but that was not the case and at no point did he feel uncomfortable which speaks volumes for my manner. He found it a remarkable experience and one that he will never forget.

I’m touched that he has taken the time to write to me, and touched by his words…….

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
    Dec 8, 2008

    Jackie,
    Very sweet of him ! And I bet it was written by hand too, rather than an e-mail ! The old-fashioned courtesies are heart-warming.

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Dec 9, 2008

    Loving Annie – Yes, it was! And yes they are.

  3. nitebyrd
    Dec 9, 2008

    Jackie, it definitely speaks volumes on your artistic bearing. You are a professional yet emotional artist. How talented you are is so inspiring for me.

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Dec 9, 2008

    Nitebyrd – Aw, thanks……

  5. Trixie
    Dec 9, 2008

    Very very touching! What a lovely thing for him to do!

  6. Spiky Zora Jones
    Dec 9, 2008

    Oh sweetie, it does day lots about you. The true professiosnal that you are is displayed with your words and movements.

    You rock sweets.

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Dec 10, 2008

    Trixie – yes, it was….

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Dec 10, 2008

    Spiky – Thankyou.

  9. Indigo
    Dec 10, 2008

    That is ‘Lovely’ a nice man with a heart to say thank you. You got it girl … and inspiring with it.

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Dec 11, 2008

    Indigo – yes it was lovely of him, and thanks!

  11. having my cake
    Dec 11, 2008

    LOL… Well, having met you, I can vouch for your very calm and gentle manner which Im sure is a huge asset in that situation 🙂

  12. Jackie Adshead
    Dec 11, 2008

    Having my cake – Mmm….. I’m not sure that those who know me well would call me “calm and gentle” but if I gave you that impression, who am I to argue….?!!!!! LOL

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