What do you give a man to put a smile on his face?

Mmm…what do you give a good friend on his birthday? Someone who I knew really was affected images and also liked erotic art and was fascinated every time I talked to him of my latest painting whether it was erotic or not. The obvious answer to me was a copy of the “Guild of Erotic Artists Volume 2” Book. I was pretty sure he’d like it, and signed it for him the the frontpiece. Wrapped it up, and signed a card and took it along to his birthday party last weekend. He had lots of presents from all his friends, as he’s a popular chap and it happened to be his 50th birthday so we were all celebrating with him. Later on, when he’d had chance to look at his presents he came over to me and hugged me and said how much he absolutely loved it! Loved it so much that he’d spent time looking through it when he should have been with his friends celebrating, he was so enamoured with it. Awww… a good choice then! I was right in my assumption.  Later on after the party I was able to talk to him in more depth about it – how it showcased my artwork, and how proud I was to be part of that book along with the other talented artists and photographers. He smiled when I talked of it, and I smiled knowing that he will have maGEA book cover (2)ny happy hours looking through it. I sometimes forget to mention that I am a Published Artist, perhaps I should mention it more often! 🙂

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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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