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Finding the right words

Finding the right words

The last couple of days I’ve been putting words together. Lots of words. Lots of words that I’ve used before, but now in a slightly different order. And with other words inserted.

There have been lots of insertions…….

Because I am doing a talk soon for the Womens Institute, and need to get the right words in the right order so that it flows for me. You’d think it would be easy, since I am talking about myself (easy subject!) about something I do well (that helps!) and love doing (even better!) and others want to hear about (presumably, since they’ve asked me to do it, and we’ve agreed a price!) and I’ve done it before (ok, so that makes it all even easier you’d think!). Except it doesn’t. Well, it does, and it doesn’t. Because the last time I did it was a few years ago and I’ve done some really interesting and complex pictures since then, and been published in the Guild of Erotic Artists book, and designed the front cover for an anthology of erotic stories, and had a million other conversations. So now I have to edit what I am writing, and do some insertions, but also decide what to take out. Because if I put everything in I’ll be talking all-night-long. And they won’t want that, will they.

I’ve found it a reArtists work spaceally interesting exercise though, because some of the stuff I talked about the last time I’d forgotten I’d done and how important it was at the time.

I think its a good thing to do every so often, to revisit old words. To see how life has moved on, but also a reminder of how its evolved and the reasons why.

I know if we all had the ability to look back at our lives and change things, we would. We all would. No one has a perfect life. But equally, we’d all make exactly the same decisions again without the power of hindsight. Because those decisions were the best we could do at the time, with what we had and the information to hand. But looking back at it, helps us to continue on the path we’ve chosen and consolidate.

I can see why I am an artist. I can see why I choose to do the sort of art I do. I can see why others are fascinated in it too.

Lead from the heart, and the words will follow.

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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