The phone rings

Earlier on today, the phone rings….


“Is that Jackie? Jackie Adshead?” the male voice enquired.

“Yes it is”

“Hello, my name is ***** and I’d like a nude drawing done for my wife for Christmas”

“Okay…. what sort of thing were you thinking of?”

“Well, I don’t know, maybe something a little bit erotic? I thought it would be nice to have it done by someone local. How much will it be?”

“Well it depends what you want doing, and how much you were thinking of spending. Where do you live then?”

“West Sussex”

Long pause “Do you know where I live?”

“No, where?”

“Near to Leicester”


“Well, I can do a drawing for you, but it will have to be from photos. There’s just enough time to do it, if you email me the photo straight away”

“No, I want to be drawn from life. Can you recommend anyone else then?”

“No, I can’t. I’m your best bet to get it done for Christmas, but only by photo. How did you hear of me? ”

“I Googled you. Ok, I’ll see if anyone else can do it”

“Well there’s no guarantee that you’ll find another artist you like the look of, who will live close to you who can do it, they might live in Scotland, or America”

“Ok, thanks”



I checked the calendar. Yep, the 10th of December………. 14 days to Christmas.

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.