Hellooo, do you speak Engerlish in your land ?

Hellooo, do you speak Engerlish in your land ?

Having been the Treasurer for an art group for eleven years I’m used to going to the local bank on an almost monthly basis. I don’t personally bank there so only go on art business.  On the visit this week there were the usual two female counter staff and when there was a vacancy I went to the counter and as usual, smiled, and passed over the paying in book and accompanying cheques……..

She looked at the paying in book and said.. “OOoh…. Ashby Guild of Artists, what’s that? “

“ER, a Guild of Artists…… based in…… Ashby”…… I said, a little nonplussed.

“Oh, what? Like artists who paint? “

“Well….MMm…. what other sorts are there? “

“You mean, galleries?”

“Yes, we go to galleries…”

“What to look at the paintings?”

“Mmm… well, yes”.

“Or to paint?”

“Sorry?  I don’t know what you mean…? “

“Are you artists who paint or do you just go to the galleries to look at the pictures? “

“Well, yes, we paint, as artists.”

“Ooh, that sounds nice!”

“Yes it is.” I said as I took the paying in book from her, and wondered what bloody planet she was on!



How else, exactly, would you define the word “Artist”? lol


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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