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I always knew this drawing was special

I always knew this drawing was special

You  know, as an artist, deep inside, when a piece of art you create is a good one. I can name all the ones over the years that I have created that I have that particular feeling about. Meditation

But this week I was reminded, in a very good way, about one in particular. It was done about fourteen years ago, and was the very first drawing I did that was purely erotic, rather than just a life drawing pose. Although at the time, the drawing should have been a life drawing pose, the way I drew it, made it something else. I knew instantly at the time, as did the model in question, she loved it, and loved what I could see of her in it. It is one of those pictures that currently hangs on my wall, since I don’t want to sell it, along with another few choice favourites. I entitled it “Meditation” since that is what it looked like to me, the model in deep thought with her head down slightly, concentrating hard and show it here so you can see the simplicity of it, the hidden aspects that make the picture interesting for what you can’t see, but fill in, within your own head.

Its one that has been on my website for a few years to showcase my work. And this week, it spoke to someone else. Someone I haven’t seen for a long time. Someone who matters.

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.

Comments (2)

  1. Di Thompson
    Apr 11, 2015

    I think I was Ashley a sleep when you drew me Jackie, I look forward to actually owning it, a very personal piece for me.

  2. Apr 11, 2015

    Di – Am delighted you want a print of it, I’ve always loved it.

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