Pasts, presents and awaiting the future

Pasts, presents and awaiting the future

As usual in my life I’ve had a week of  doing about five things relating to artwork I’ve done, want to do, and currently doing.

The one I want to do, and hoped to be starting next week as a commission for a client is on hold whilst she sorts out more prosaic matters before I can start it. Plus she wants some interesting and very meaningful symbols that are important to her to be incorporated into the painting and until I see them I can’t do anything. I’m intrigued with them though, since they have a spiritual meaning so will add a far more deeper poignancy to the picture. She is leaving me to hide them where I think best within the picture, which I am delighted at, I love doing things like that! And she knows it.

The picture that I’ve currently done  as a commission for another client needs to have three small changes to it before he receives it from me. They may be small changes but they are very important ones, so need to be right. I’ve been working on those this afternoon but am not fully happy with it yet and until I’m happy the client doesn’t get the picture.


But this week will be the airing of a painting I started in February and finished in March. The client who commissioned me to do it for her, hasn’t seen it. Not even an email image of it.  She knows what it is of, since she and her husband posed for the photos I took of her. She knows that its painted in acrylics, and the size of the canvas its painted on. She knows where she is going to hang it in her house. She just hasn’t seen it. She doesn’t want to see it, not yet.  She’s been happy to wait. But this week is a significant birthday celebration for her, and she wants to unveil it at her party. Mm…….. ok then, if thats what she wants. I’m confident that I’ve done everything in the painting that she asked for, but that doesn’t mean I won’t feel a slight ……. mmmm……………..apprehension beforehand………..

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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