Silence is not golden when it squeaks

Silence is not golden when it squeaks

Its been a strange week of only having half a head and something valuable being stolen. 

Half of my head isn’t enough to do what I wanted to do, so I’ve had to draw back on running on full tilt for the last few days. The missing part of my head went with the cold that I’ve had which came with something extra – laryngitis. I had a slight headache in a slight cold  in the head sort of way, it was when the phone rang that I had the problem. My voice came out as a croak, or a squeak, or a strained whisper, or all three! That was all I could manage, much to the amusement of my fella of course. Although nothing I could do other than resting my voice and after three days my voice is virtually back to normal again I’m pleased to P1050903find…….

I need a whole head to be able to do what I want to do next though, which is another painting.

The thing is I’m not quite sure where to start on it. I don’t have artists block, I never have that, but what I do have is the chance for a big think about exactly what the subject will be. Because I want to get it right. I have read and written and now its time to paint. But what I want to do is go in the right direction, and I feel that I am at a cross-roads. I have four ways to go, and three of the ways might be right in the short term, but I want it in the long term. I don’t want to start down the wrong road and have to come back again, so I’m glad of the thinking week even if it is with half a head!

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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