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Happy Seventh birthday blog

Happy Seventh birthday blog

Well I had intended last night to write about the time seven whole years ago when I agonised over what to write for my first blog post. I can still write about but but can’t do the links to the posts as I have a blip on the  link to the archives which should be sorted out soon (I’m hoping!).   

The post I wrote then on that first day “Metaphorphis”  is as relevant as this week when I said that was the whole point of an artist who’s used to looking at naked bodies is I can add to the bits you’re happy with and take from the bits you’re not (thighs and bums, usually!) and produce the fantasy figure you wish you were and you can hang it on your wall and your friends can admire it for ever more – and no-one knows its not the real you with the lumpy bits underneath!

Over the following monthsRavenstone exh JA I wrote whatever was relevant to my life as an artist and made some good friends through my words. Perhaps I’m as much a writer as I am an artist, since I probably put an equal amount of words on a page as I do paint on paper. And as the months moved on becoming years I still wrote two or three times a week and still do. I try to keep it upbeat and interesting and although I don’t live in a Pollyannna world where I think only happy fluffy thoughts, I don’t see the point of writing about negativity.

So, to the good friends I’ve made in the last seven years I want to say how much I’ve loved your company and how you’ve brightened my life!

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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  1. Anonymous
    Mar 7, 2014
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