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Diamond sparkly venue

Diamond sparkly venue

I’ve had a very nice invitation recently, which caused a flurry of phone calls to see if I was able to accept. Well, I knew I was able to accept, but I needed others to aide in that acceptance, hence the calls. At the time I thought it might have clashed with another similar arrangement but it turned out that it hadn’t since that was the month beforehand. I needed to have permission from one person on behalf of a group of others, and had to ring around to see if the logistics for some of most important items were possible, and indeed it seems it is, so, phew, its all clicked into place without the big logistical problems I was foreseeing might happen. And even though all of it is happening in six months time, the arrangements still need to be sorted out, people aware of what is involved, and who is involved, and although I have lots of experience of what I have been asked to do, I have never done it on my own before. Not that that is a problem, it just means more work for me.  And whereas I don’t expect the Queen will actually pay a visit to it, as I’m sure she will be elsewhere around that time, I am more than happy to be involved in her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and put on an exhibition for the inhabitants of Ravenstone, in Leicestershire. At the time of the request I wasn’t sure if the invite was just for a day or afternoon, but it turns out that the day has been extended, on each side, and should be for three days now, all being well,  and finishing with a tea party for the old folks and a memorabilia exhibition on at the same time. No doubt by then I should have some paintings done of the village, because that’ll make it of more general interest for the visitors, and its a pretty enough village with some areas well worth depicting in watercolours. So, I am excited to be part of the celebrations, and delighted that I am having a solo exhibition. I’m sure most villages will be doing something for their inhabitants, with tea parties and family fun the order of the bank holiday weekend. So, all very English, all very traditional, and all something I shall enjoy. It just means one thing……………… no erotica. Only, the vanilla! 🙂

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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