What a difference sunshine makes

What a difference sunshine makes

After the last few days of greyness, what a difference (to me at least!) the sunshine makes when it comes out. It’s not overly hot, but bright sunshine is inspiring. And after starting a painting yesterday, I have finished it off today. Two days doesn’t sound much to do a painting in, I’m sure you’re thinking, and normally I would totally agree. But this painting has very little actual drawing in it, its mostly about colour, lots of bright, vibrant colours! Music pumped up loud, and off I went with palette knife and large brush, applying acrylic paint on canvas, and loving the results.


And just to make me doubly happy this week, I had a mention on the radio….. .

Stuart Haywood mentioned my name on Radio Derby when he was interviewed by them this week about his decision to be nude when he re-newed his marriage vows with his wife this summer.              This desire to be nude in public was started by the nude drawings I did of him! 🙂



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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