New year full of inspirational moonlight

New year full of inspirational moonlight

The new year has started well…..

The picture that I did for a surprise Christmas present can now be shown here. I never reveal it on my blog or website until I know the recipient has received the original piece of art, just incase it spoils the surprise for them. The woman who commissioned it from me texted me on Christmas day to tell me how much her husband loved it “over the moon” was her phrase, and I saw him over the weekend, and got a big hug and smiling face from him as he told me how pleased he was with it, getting a big cheesy grin from me in return. The picture is called “Hearts for diamonds” and shows a woman lying in a suggestive pose, scantily clad in sexy lingerie as she looks knowingly and confidently at the viewer, the hint of a smile on her face full of promise as she very delicately reveals her nipple, knowing how erotically provocative the pose is, waiting for her lovers response to reach forward and touch.  The three splashes of bright red compliment the white on black image, highlighting her hair, her heart tattoo, and the red cushion that she’s lying on.   She told me that she has hung the picture in pride of place with some other of my white/red/black erotic pictures to compliment it, making a wall of my erotic art a showcase in their home.

The long weekend brought many things with it, including lots of fresh air and being with the sort of people who make me laugh and feed my mind. And without even trying to plan paintings, found that the idea for three totally diverse paintings came to me within a 24 hour period. It’s a while since that happened, usually it may be just one idea for one painting,  and none of them were looked for – but just *came* naturally and beautifully  into my head when I was just in idle mode. I love it when that happens, since they have more natural empathy than when a picture is *forced* through a concept .  The first one, I need to start very soon, tomorrow I hope, whilst the idea is still fresh in my mind. The only clues I’m giving at the moment is the fact that it is of three simple clear colours, and has moonlight in it. The rest is a very clear idea in my head, and a simple one, but it will be very effective too, and has the style of painting that I love so much with images hidden within it………

 It’s a good sign for me, that the moon is calling again……..

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.