If it makes you sing

I’ve got a couple of exhibitons coming up in the next couple of months. I’ve already got some artwork ready for them, but like to have something new done as well if I can.

One of the venues is Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire, with a local art group. I’ll be able to hang one or maybe two paintings there. But the people who are running the event have stipulated that some of the paintings should depict Sudbury Hall or some other similar property. That’s fair enough, it means it raises their profile a bit more and means the artwork relates to them.

So, to that end, I started looking at pictures of Sudbury Hall this week. Its a really lovely old hall, but basically a flatish frontage oblong shape. The lawns at front and back aren’t awfully inspiring. So, basically, its a box on the grass. Mmm….. I COULD paint it, but it won’t inspire me much to do it! Nope. No matter how much I look at it, I’m not inspired to do a lot with it at the moment.

Ok, then. Rethink!

Ah, I know! ANOTHER old property. Now, where is there, that I like, and will inspire me to paint something I’m interested in………….

Ah, yes! I Knoooooooooooooooooowwwww!!!

Somewhere special. Somewhere different. Somewhere where I can put my own brand of magic and excitement into the dramatic image. Lots of colour, and hidden depths. A place of mystery. And excitement!

There’s only one place that has all of that for 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 (2)

  1. nitebyrd
    May 29, 2010

    Ooooo! Stonehenge would be an amazing place to paint! I'd love to see what magical things you could do with it!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    May 31, 2010

    Nitebyrd – Yes, I think so too! I'll show you the painting soon….I'm pleased with what I've captured with the magic of the stones.

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