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Cheeky cards and cheeky boy

Stuart arrived grinning and with an armful of fresh flowers for me, more fragrant blooms from his garden – delightful pink and red camelias vibrant with spring joyfulness and as I put them in a bowl and found water for them, he was buzzing with excitement. He declined the tea I offered him and looked at me expectantly…..

He’d come to collect his cards now that I’d taken the drawings I’d originally done of him and made them up into the cards he’d asked for. His intention being to take the humour that so appeals to him to make slogans fitting for the intentionally comical  images. He was also delighted to hear that the cards cost less than he expected, so I suspect he’ll be asking for another batch to be made up when he’s distributed these to his friends!

The two images I’ve not shown you yet are here, along with the photo I took of him, proudly standing with the first drawing I did of him which I’ve entitled “Does my bum look big in this”.

The first drawing is done to show the silliness of men in long johns. And the fact that the male “bits” have a habit of popping out of the open fly, this was taken to its full advantage  in this image which I’ve called “Stuart will fall out with anyone”.

The second drawing is of Stuart holding a newspaper aloft, with his other hand resting in his lap and has the title of “Stuart holding his favourite organ” – leaving that ambiguous comment to you….
He told me that his friends were already waiting impatiently to see them, and that one friend had asked to see all four of them so that she could “have a good laff” as she put it!!! His eyes twinkled at the thought of the amusement she would have with them. He said that these pictures are exactly what he wanted – they are between a caricature and a proper depiction of him, but for me its the slogans that pull the whole concept together.
I’ve been delighted to to do them for him, and glad that I was able to bring his ideas to life. And enjoy the fact that his brand of humour can be passed on in this unique  and very personal way.

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 (2)

  1. Vi
    Apr 27, 2010

    They are great Jackie! I'm sure he will be ordering more!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 27, 2010

    vi – Thankyou, yes I think he will be too, before too long!!! LOL

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