The life of an artist is one of juggling. Juggling the one job you’re currently working on and searching for the next one. Although I do know of some artists who can work on more than one painting at a time. I can’t do that, and more to the point, I don’t want to. I like to focus fully on the painting I’m working on, put all of my efforts into it, go with the momentum of it, let it fire me up, find my inspiration, and feed on my creativity to produce it, knowing I have put my all into it, and that it has my best, undiluted efforts, totally concentrated, and that it is as good as I can make it. Then afterwards I can sit back and admire it for all the talent and hard work that has gone into it. And then, I can go on to the next piece of work, and do the same with that one in turn.
So, although I am hard at work on the large oil painting of the Royal Crescent at Bath, and the life and people that inhabit that painting, I am also wondering what work I shall be working on next. Although, I am very aware that I have another Fantasy Fanny to do that was promised some time ago, and I really want to do that for the woman in question. She has been patience itself (and I know you read this blog, from far off shores, so thank you for that patience!) whilst I’ve had to sort my life out but now that its settling down again, I want to do that painting for her.
So sometimes I have to go out looking for work, and sometimes it comes to find me.
Like this week.
I have introduced myself via a mutual friend, to someone who it seems likes the sound of me, and is now offering me exhibition space in London later in the year. We are still at the negotiation stage, but it looks very promising. And its the Fantasy Fannies that have caused the interest, and the invite. And that seems to be the way of them, that they are something that evoke a lot of interest. And why am I surprised at that!!!! LOL
But, I am certainly delighted at the venue, and think that it may be one of the right places for them. A place that women go to, a place that women expect to see sex, a place that women celebrate their bodies, and themselves.
I’ll tell you more about it, when its been finalised……..
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 itâ€™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 itâ€™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.