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Ghostly inspirational

Ghostly inspirational

I often have strange conversations, I know its partly because of what I do, but also because of who I am.

But the conversation I had last week was a new one, even for me. The fact that it came whilst I was at The Vanilla Alternative delivering the erotic artwork I’ve been working on for them meant that I could only hear the bare bones of it from the guy at the other end of the phone, and I politely told him I’d ring him the following day so that I could hear better what he was asking of me.

This gave me time to mull it over as well, because I wasn’t sure if I was hearing him right or what exactly it meant.

The following morning, I rang him back, and asked him to explain again what he had told me the day before. He went over the tale again, and I asked various questions, like how he had heard of me – and was gratified to hear that he’s been aware of my website for a couple of years, and likes my erotic art in particular. Nothing new there, but it was good to hear. It was the next bit that had me intrigued. Because although he is an artist, he is also something else in the field of visual creativity.  And he’s got a series of ideas that he wants to put together, which will involve me to some degree, and he wondered what my reaction to his ideas would be.

I listened as he told me about them, and explained what he needed to do. And by the time he had finished explaining it, I could see what he was aiming at.

He was chasing ghosts.

But the ghosts would be telling the story

through a building.

and within that building would be pictures.

my pictures.

And that is what he wants to take to Cannes.

The film festival.

Was I interested?

Well, yes I am.

 

 

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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