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Whatever turns you on

I’ve had a few conversations this week with different people, talking about what I do as an Erotic Artist, and a couple of times I’ve found myself saying “And I look at a naked body I’m drawing in exactly the same way that I look at a vase of flowers or milk jug, and get turned on by them as much as I do looking at a vase of flowers or a milk jug – which is not at all!” (just incase you’re thinking I’m some sort of weird woman who has a strange attraction for erotic tea parties with milk jugs!). Twice I’ve been told this week that I have an interesting life as an Erotic Artist, and I would agree that I have, but drawing naked bodies is “Work” as far as I’m concerned, and nothing else. Having said that if I’m not “working” I can look at a body and find it very attractive, sometimes. I suppose it depends on which part of my brain is working – “work” or “pleasure”. I know Lucy Felthouse has been asked the same sort of questions – whether she gets turned on by her erotic stories, and the answer is “No”, and I can see why she says that. So is it a draw-back (if you’ll excuse the pun!) that the sort of images that turn a lot of people on, leave me cold? Other people look at my images and get turned on, I look at them and admire a certain shade of colour within the picture, or the way a line is drawn…. but then I’m analysing them as work! 🙂

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 (6)

  1. Indigo
    Dec 12, 2008

    I get turned on by my naked girlfriend!! She’s so hot ;-p. I don’t always get turned on by all female nudes, most bit not all, men however yuk!! But havin said that I do admire naked women, especially if they got big boobs… I’m a big boob lover! Sorry what was the topic about? Lol..

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Dec 12, 2008

    Indigo – LOL – the subject seems to be about naked women with big boobs!!!! 🙂

  3. Loving Annie
    Dec 12, 2008

    rk is work, and fun is fun.

    I’d bet that you get turned on by some other person’s medium of work – be it a gorgeous sculpture, for instance. You admire the craft as well as associate the image with pleasure in that case…

    Plus, it’s more fun when you are intimate with the person you are, er ‘working’ on, rather than a stranger…

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Dec 13, 2008

    Loving Annie – that’s true, I like an image when someone else has created it and I’m not working out how it was made!

    …and that’s very true about “working on” someone you’re intimate with rather than a stranger!

  5. hornymaleuk
    Dec 14, 2008

    I think there must be room for ambiguity!!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Dec 15, 2008

    Hornymaleuk – there’s always room for ambiguity.

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