Never stuck under the bed

Never stuck under the bed

Not all of being an artist is about painting, well I suppose it is if you want to be an amateur artist sitting at home, painting on wet afternoons, and filing the artwork under the bed to collect dust, and to be thrown away after you’ve died as your kids don’t know what to do with your weak  attempts at mastering watercolour.

I’ve never been that sort of artist, even when I was a teenager.

So, part of being a “proper” artist is about looking for recommendations, to promote and show to the rest of the world that the artist is highly thought of, is professional in their approach and approachable in their profession.

This week I asked various people I’ve dealt with over the years for recommendations on my Linked-in account, and these were the responses that came straight back within hours of my asking. So, for those of you who aren’t on Linked-in to read them there, I’ll share them with you here….


 “Jackie has always remained professional and personable all the time I have known her and found her to be a real pleasure to do business with.” JD



“I have known Jackie for a good many years now. I respect Jackie as a hardworking, professional artist, her working practices are of the highest standards her work encompasses a great variety of medium and subjects and I greatly admire her artistry.

On a personal level I find a very easy lady to communicate with, she is strait forward to deal with, very friendly and I very much look forward to working with her again in the near future.” RS



 “Jacke is an artist with a great talent. Her paintings are unique and innovative and she knows how to connect with people in a great way. She is communicative, confident, relative and bright, and a real asset to the art world”
Service Category: Artist
Year first hired: 2010 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative      JB 




So, there you have it, that’s what they think of me.

In a way I’m humbled to read what they think, but I’m also proud to know that I come across in the way that I’ve always tried to be, as well as being pasionate about my art as well!

And in case you’re wondering……… there aren’t any old paintings under my bed….. 🙂

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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