A fighting chance

A fighting chance

After visiting Japan a few years ago I came back with more knowledge of that particular country and have certainly a list of paintings I would love to do featuring various aspects of it. Top of that list is of the cherry blossom trees that are revered as the end of winter and beginning of spring.  But as well as the beauty of nature, there is the historical warrior aspect that Japan is noted for, and this oil painting I’ve completed recently celebrates that to a great extent.

The Samurai in his blue tunic kneels on the grassy earth, his eyes slightly downcast in a pensive state as he contemplates his last battle, and readies himself for the next. The bamboo backdrop behind him frames him in his natural environment and the colours of his clothing are utilised in the background to bring unity to the scene.


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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    • Nov 9, 2012

      Kelly – I’m thinking of doing a newsletter service soon, so come back and check it out.

    • Nov 20, 2012

      Thanks so much for sharing the pictures!Hugs and kisses to Jackie

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