Its Erotica time……

I’m always hyped up before an art exhibition. The thrill of knowing that now is the time to show the art that I’ve been working on since the last one. To take the stuff that has meant me working late into the night, and missing weekend fun, to continue working on. The confidence in knowing that the art is the best I can take, that there is something for every price range, that there is a good diverse selection on offer. The joy of looking fowards to seeing my artist friends again. Knowing that I’m going to have some interesting chats with different people I’ve not met yet. Meeting new viewers. Some will look quietly at my work and walk quietly away. Some will look with lots more interest, poke around for ages in the browser and then will walk off (whilst I’ve been holding my breath thinking they are DEFINITELY going to buy SOMETHING!). Some will look with more interest, find something they like, and buy it. And some will RAVE over what I do, will tell me that its fabulous art, that I’m a clever girl, and will be REALLY excited about all of it and place large orders for commissions from me.

 But there will also be conversations that I am not expecting. There will be offers for things that I hadn’t considered before. Some will take me my surprise. And you can never really be ready for those, because you never know what they’re going to be….

Last year I was offered cheap advertising that turned out not to be what it first appeared, and caused me a lot of aggro having to sort it out afterwards. I was offered the chance to hang my fantasy fanny paintings in a selection of international night clubs, and that didn’t take off either. I was told I would be painting a picture for a sheik, and that didn’t happen either (well, not yet, anyway!). But also I had a long and most interesting conversation about erotic art with a lovely man in a dress. And the best bit was when I met the bloggers who had come along. The ones who had their “fantasy fanny” on the wall. The ones who quietly said “I’m ——-” and looked with great interest at the bright and beautiful artwork that was their fanny. They knew. And I knew. That it was theirs. But no one else did. Whether there will be any others who come along this year, I don’t know yet. But if you do…………..come along and say hi…………..

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 (4)

  1. Spiky Zora Jones
    Nov 20, 2009

    this is a big thing huh? will you have lots of your paintings up?

    as an artist can you point to the things that have pushed you to painting what you paint. What are your muses.

    I've been a nude model, about 6 times total. Twice for an art student (lover) I thought it was the biggest turn on.

    later sweets…I know you will be successful in the exhibition. 🙂

  2. Carnalis
    Nov 20, 2009

    i hope you have a marvelous time. Good Luck!

  3. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 26, 2009

    Spiky – Yes its a big thing, and yes I have lots of my paintings up.

    There are SOOOOO many things that have pushed me to painting I couldn't begin to start telling you!

    Yes, I've heard before of people saying that being a nude model is a big turn on 🙂

    Thankyou so much for your belief in my success!!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 26, 2009

    Carnalis – thankyou!

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