Digesting and regurgitating

Sometimes, (no, I’ll change that to most of the time!) being an artist isn’t about being an artist. Its also about being an administrator, an advertising hording, a listener, a chaser of information, and being able to digest the information I glean from other places, sift through it, and put it into other more practical uses for me as an artist. So when others talk of artwork they’ve produced, I listen, and when they talk of the response it gets, I listen. When other artists talk of a painting they’ve created, I listen. When someone gives me a book to read about selling art I read it. When I ask for advice, from someone whose opinion I value, I listen. And when I’ve got as much information as I think I need, I’ll act on it. When I think the time is right. It may not be now. It may be some time in the near, or far, future. But I will use it, somehow……………………

And part of that information has been updating my website this week. Nine new images. One new gallery – for “Tarses” – I do LOVE that word!!!!! Even though there is only ONE tarse in that gallery, it is a start. The start of many tarses, I think! MANY!!!!!!! 🙂

So, if you want to take a look……’ll see…………………..

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. Spiky Zora Jones
    Aug 19, 2009

    oh jackie…what an interesting website. I'll have to peruse through it closer from home…woo hoo.

    it's too hot for the workk place. hehehe

    ciao sweetie.

  2. Indigo
    Aug 19, 2009

    Yes I've had a look at your new layout of your website and I like it. You have some 'VERY' interesting pieces, but I wouldn't expect anything else from you Jackie, you come across as being a 'VERY' interesting woman, 'VERY' clever too!!

  3. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 20, 2009

    Spiky – Thankyou! Yes, it is a bit hot, in places!!! 🙂

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 20, 2009

    Indigo – Thanks for taking a look and I'm glad you like it! and thanks for your VERY nice comments……

  5. Fitzy
    Aug 23, 2009

    Working in a field where others are few and far between, at least others that are successful enough to make a living from it, means that you do need to stop and listen to those willing to offer any help and advice.

    As for all the other parts your work entails, because of the very personal nature of artwork and especially if someone is arranging a commission then it does leave you becoming all things to all men, which certainly must keep you very busy!!!

    The new images on your website are all great!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 24, 2009

    Fitzy – I'm always open to help and advice in areas that I think will help me improve my art.

    I may be all things to all men, but that's because I do SO much. And I like being able to do a LOT and being busy, rather than keep my mind blinkered to just a few small ideas and areas.

    Thankyou, I'm delighted you like the new images on my website!

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