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I had a chat with Stuart earlier, he wanted me to know that he’s written an article about his experience of being drawn by me, for the local paper. Although they have accepted some articles he’s written, they aren’t so sure they’ll publish the one about me drawing him in the nude……. I can understand that, in a local daily paper….. LOL. But he says he’ll send me a copy of what he’s sent them, so that I know what he’s written. That’s kind of him. He says he’ll use it as the basis of his talk that we’re both doing for his writers group in a few weeks time. So reading his words will help me formulate what I’m going to say for my talk! I’ve got a basic idea at the moment, but wasn’t going to think too deeply about it until a little nearer the time. Looks like that’s now then……..!!! 🙂

Stuart and I also talked of general things, and amongst all the babble, he said a really lovely thing – about how much more self confidence he has since I drew him. That’s REALLY good to know, and I was touched that he experienced that positive self worth, and delighted that he wanted to tell me. Perhaps I’m good therapy for him! I hope so, and for others who choose to be drawn naked by 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 (6)

  1. Indigo
    Mar 31, 2009

    That’s really good to know that he’s more confident with his body as whole. I’m happy with my body too, although I don’t always feel confident when going to the doctor’s for my three yearly smear test!! That tends to scare me some what.

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 1, 2009

    Indigo – I think he’s more confident within “himself” as much as with his body, which is great to hear!

    As for smear tests……. I would have thought you’d have enjoyed that!!!! LOL

  3. Fitzy
    Apr 1, 2009

    So you could be in the paper then! That will be great and I do hope they publish it, although with a local paper that is perhaps a little unlikely, which will be a shame.

    As for Stuart feeling more confident within himself, I hope that does apply to everyone that sits for you as I could certainly do with some of that! But I guess I will know tomorrow!!!

    Not that I am counting but there is now less than 23 hours! lol I did try to reply to your email yesterday, but thanks to my laptop it may not have arrived, or you have hundreds of them!!!

    Good luck with thinking about what to say during this talk and I am sure it will all be just fine. Just remember if I can sit for you tomorrow then you can certainly give a great talk!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 1, 2009

    Fitzy – I hope it applies too, for your sitting, I’ve ONLY ever had positive feedback from anyone who has sat for me!! LOL

    As for the talk, it’s not bothering me too greatly – the worst that could happen is that 50 people are bored rigid for 10 minutes! And, somehow, I don’t think that is going to happen…..

  5. Fitzy
    Apr 1, 2009

    I am sure it will also apply to me following my sitting.

    As for there being 50 bored people then I am sure that isn’t going to happen.

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 1, 2009

    Fitzy – I hope so…. And I hope so! LOL

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