New erotic homebase

You know there can’t be many places where its normal to walk in for the first time and there’s a half naked woman surrounded by six men, all their attention on her.  And as I stand quietly to the side of the room, they don’t notice me at first (and why would they!?) but then one turns around and a large smile fills his face “Hellooooo Jackie!” he says as he bends to kiss me, and I smile up at him and say “Hello Mark, long time since I’ve seen you!”. The others nod at me, then back to their task, their eyes swivel back to the half naked woman, her pert breasts partly hidden now under a shirt, and she goes into the next pose as they raise their cameras again to capture her innate sexiness. But that’s Sarah Jane for you, always a joy to see her pose, and she’s so easily photogenic, and so lovely to be around. And what a wonderful way to start in the new premises the Guild of Erotic Artists now have taken over. Lovely new studios, in a new building with ample lighting, and heating (after the freeze your arse off conditions of Beaumont Hall Studios), a proper studio set up already and other rooms ideal for changing, and maybe holding art classes. And of course so good to see Colin  (big hugs from him always!), and Paul (more sedate hugs), Silvee (friendly girly hugs), and the other guild members there that day and find out how they are and what they’re up to. They always make every one so welcome, smiling faces, with big hugs, and big hearts, full of ideas, and positive attitudes that I find so motivating and inspiring!  The new premises were easier to find too …… somewhere on the A5 between Dunstable and St Albans I think…… certainly less than ten minutes from the M1 although still an hour and a half drive for me to get to. I can’t remember when I was last with them all, its got to be more than a year ago. But so good to sit with Silvee and catch up with her news, and have a girly chat. And so lovely when she told me how happy I looked, that’s always good to hear!

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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