Fifteen ways to distinguish an Erotic Art Collector

In a delightful and most welcome follow up to my last blog post about the ways to distinguish an erotic artist, I had this response almost immediately from an art model/collector of mine in America, who sent it in reply to my 15 point list.


Fifteen ways to distinguish an erotic art model/collector:


1.  S/he has strong self-esteem.

2.  S/he is independent of societal convention.

3.  S/he is comfortable with his/her nude body.

4.  S/he understands and accepts nuance and deliberate ambiguity.

5.  S/he knows the mind is the primary sex organ.

6.  S/he is open about his/her interest in, and enjoyment of, sex.

7.  S/he appreciates the power of suggestion.

8.  S/he sees the naked human form in inanimate objects.

9.  S/he finds the diffused light from an open window a compelling reason to disrobe and pose.

10.  S/he has a camera with a self-timer shutter release and a tripod.

11.  S/he hangs erotic art where it may enhance his/her own sexual pleasures.

12.  S/he is accustomed to awkward silences when vanilla guests view his/her collection.

13.  S/he is proud to point out the works s/he modeled for.

14.  S/he is not embarrassed to take his/her erotic paintings to be framed.

15.  S/he is delighted when the artist uses a painting s/he inspired to promote her own work!



So, how many of these describe you?

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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