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Caught soliciting between the law and the church

Caught soliciting between the law and the church

Cor, where has this week gone? In a blur of work and getting ready for exhibitions this week. The first one was a smaller one, since I had three paintings to hang at Fishers Solicitors in Ashby de la Zouch, meeting the veritable practice manager there and chatting about art whilst knocking holes in her walls, not that she minded in the slightest thank goodness, infact I was positively encouraged to do it.

The second exhibition set up was far more complicated since I was doing it on my own as a solo exhibition in the pretty church of St Michaels and all Angels in the village of Ravenstone, and if you’re wondering if its connected to the art exhibition I did there in June, you’d be right. Have a gold star! 🙂 It’s connected because one of the women who visited my solo exhibition in June is very involved in the church and thought that since they were having an open day this Saturday, it would be nice to incorporate it with some artwork, hence their invitation to me to provide that artwork for them. I packed up loads of paintings to take with me not knowing how many I would be able to hang, and it turned out, it was most of them! I’ve got prints there as well, of the village, as well as paintings of the village and the church as well, so hopefully some people will be enthused enough with them to purchase, particularly if the sun shines since that always helps! And of course its a good thing I don’t just do erotic art, I do landscapes, and pets, and tigers as well, otherwise I might be struggling to find suitable subjects.  And fortuately my business cards were deemed acceptable as well, since it seemed they would be a problem the other week when I had a business meeting there!

Other than that, I’m working on an oil painting of a Samurai warrior which I am enjoying doing since its so different from what I normally do. Always like to do something different, and a different sort of figure painting after finishing off the erotic painting for the Essex couple a few weeks ago, its dried out now and ready to go and be hung where it belongs.

 

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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