Does your grandfather REALLLLY do that

Does your grandfather REALLLLY do that

I’ve been talking to a couple of experts this week, in subjects very far from my normal one, and yet connected to it as well, one being a very helpful and informative guy  from America, and one a very accomplished business woman from England, regarding the best way to raise my social networking profile so that more of the world knows about my art, and buys it from me. I want to be one of those artists who make their money whilst they’re still alive, not long after they’re dead!

I’m still considering the best way forward with those aspects, but one thing I do know, I am a better artist than a lot of other artists. I have the talent and ability, and I’m unusual in that I paint many subjects, and a diverse selection of ways of depicting them – if you want an abstract Jack Russell in shades of cream, scarlet and blues, a surreal view of your dining table settings, a monochrome view over New York, an oil painting of your grandfather in his favourite chair, a traditional watercolour painting of Venice, a drawing of your girlfriend in the nude, a fantasy acrylic painting of the contents of your handbag, an erotic landscape set in Provence, of just a simple black and white ink drawing of your house, then I’m the one to ask! I can do all of that, or any permutation within – a monochrome of your grandfather with his favourite Jack Russell whilst visiting New York for instance ! 🙂 (At least I didn’t say a nude of your grandfather with his handbag in Provence, you’ll be relieved to know!! – although, saying that, if that’s what you want, I can do that too!!).

And its not too late to have any of the above painted for loved ones for Christmas. How special would that be? To design your own unique painting or drawing as a gift – to see their faces on Christmas Day, when they open it, and know what trouble you went to, to get it painted for them, to know that for ever more when they look at that particular painting, they will feel a lasting happiness for the subject within it, and love and deep affection for the one who got it for them. Special indeed.

But, time is running out. I can get it done, if you ask me this week.

Leave it til December and I will be struggling.

So, what’s it to be? The New York option, or the Provence one?

And what colour handbag?

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.