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Re-united under a different time zone

Re-united under a different time zone

Life’s a funny thing. We all meet people who we like, connect with, and get on fine with in a comfortable way. Then one day, for whatever reason they’re not there. It may be a change in the needs of the family, moving away through work, new friends in that persons life who move them in exciting new directions leaving you behind, sometimes you just grow apart with no intentions of anything except you’ve not seen each other for ages. A few years ago someone who I will always have a connection with reappeared spectacularly after a break of thirty years! But one of the rapports that is a strong one, is the one between artist and muse. They both feel it, as something special. But the artist also draws other people and the muse models for other artists too, as they both know other people in the art world. And sometimes when there are other pressures in other directions its easier to have a break from each other for a variety of reasons. So that was what happened to us. Meditation Since then, I got divorced, moved house, settled into a new life. And painted lots of different things. Every so often I am contacted by people who want to buy something I have painted, and that was what happened last week. A random question from a number I didn’t recognise, about a drawing I did called “Meditation”. The drawing was the first one that started me on the erotic art path, so it will always be special for me, and it was the start of many that I painted with the model who I loved to draw more than anyone else.  I soon realised that it was her who was enquiring about a print of it, so it was just easier to pick up the phone, call her to talk properly and catch up with the last few years. The conversation flowed, as it does with old friends. We also arranged to meet up for her to collect the print of the drawing that we both love. The first drawing of many.   On the appointed day, we were probably both a little nervous, but that soon went, with a hug and a smile, it was great to see her again, and the time flew by, an ease of familiarity based on art and femininity. Whether I will draw her again, I don’t know, but we both know that its a start of something new, something different based on the past but with a new twist.

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 (4)

  1. Di Thompson
    May 9, 2015

    Thirty years? Thirteen! ????

  2. May 10, 2015

    Di – The person I was referring to was a guy I went to school with and out with for a while who reappeared unexpectedly in my life 30 years later. The muse who popped up in my life recently was after a five and half year break….. so neither were a break of thirteen years

  3. Di Thompson
    May 12, 2015

    Muse… Yes I was.

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