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All white on the home front

The world continues to be a winter wonderland – I’ve never seen such beautiful hoar frost, covering all the twigs and foliage alike. The other day I was driving home on a lovely country road surrounded by open fields and hedgerows, and as I turned a corner saw before me a fabulous oak tree all covered in the heavy white frost, which was a joy to see on it’s own, but the day was full of patches of fog, and as the sun set behind it, the sky was the brighest lemon yellow I’ve ever seen, which framed the tree spectacularly – I suppose all the more so because it was virtually a negative image, if you consider the sky is normally blue and the tree trunk black. I said “Wowww!” out loud even though there was only me in the car, and wished I’d got my camera with me. It was only a couple of miles from where I live, and normally I would have driven home to collect my camera to return for the image – but the roads were incredibly icy, the fog was coming down, and it was dropping dark. So, with regret I carried on, and 100 yards later on the fog came down again, hiding the winter sun, and losing the lemon sky behind its bleakness. But, for one glorious minute, I’d seen it! And will carry it in my mind’s eye for ever more. Stunning scenery! The whiteness turns everything magical.

And again, that reminded me why I am an artist – so that I can capture for others a split second in time that “makes” the image.

And also whilst I’m stuck inside I’m spending my time, writing. This isn’t a new occupation for me, I’ve done it before. Infact I’ve never stopped writing since I learnt at the age of five.

But, the subject matter is new to me.

Its erotic writing.

And it’s going verrrry well….

So much so that I wonder if I have another outlet for my creativity. I’m still thinking about the possibility of a book as well…. or maybe more than one… mmm…..

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.

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