And how did you hear of me

And how did you hear of me

wc 1 (2)It may be only the beginning of September but I’ve got a nice commision to do for someone who likes to arrange things early, as a Christmas present for his wife. He’s told me what he wants painting, the church he and his wife were married in, and sent me images of two places that are important to him, where they met at university, and where they had their honeymoon. And he’s asked me to match the painting I do of the church to the two existing paintings he has. Yes, that’s no problem I said when he sent me images of where the painting is to hang, and what it is to be matched to. Since it is a surprise I am not going to tell you where or what it is. We’ve discussed the best composition for the painting, and he’s asked me to change the weather from the photo he has sent me, to the same sort of weather as the day and time of year they were married. Yes, thats no problem I can do that. We’ve agreed a price and the size of the painting. Just one more question……….. I asked…..

“And as a matter of interest, how did you hear of me?”

“Because of two paintings you’ve already done for my parents, of Woburn, and Barton under Needwood” he replied.

“Well that’s very interesting” I replied “I’ve painted many different pictures in my life, but none of Woburn, or of Barton under Needwood!”

So, I have a commission to do because someone thinks they already have paintings done by me, and want me to do another one.

And the funny thing is, this isn’t the first time this has happened! 🙂

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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