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CHAT ing to Jeremy Kyle

CHAT ing to Jeremy Kyle

Whilst supermarket shopping last week,before heading off to peruse the fresh vegetables I nipped around to the magazine section and picked up a particular magazine. I’m not a massive buyer of magazines unless its arty ones, but knew these were exceptional circumstances. I flicked through the pages and yep, there it was, the article I was looking for. I quickly read it then dropped the magazine into the trolley before getting the rest of my purchases and going home where I could have a better look at it …

I could see the article was near enough what I was expecting. I just wasn’t sure which photos would accompany it, but one in particular interested me.

Because not only was it my copyright photograph, it was also my artwork!

I knew the article was due in the magazine around now and rang Stuart Haywood to congratulate him. We discussed it and I smiled about how a simple thing had escalated into something like this.

But I presumed it would stop there. But it hasn’t.Stuart Chat magazine article 24-9-15

Stuart rang me this morning to tell me that ITV had been in touch with him and want him to go on one of their shows to discuss it…..

Oh really, I smiled. Which one?

Jeremy Kyle! He replied.

Bloody hell, really! Was my reaction. I wasn’t expecting that..!

Er, and will you do it? I tentatively asked…

He said he might, that the people doing the show would send a car, and take him and his wife up to Manchester and put them up in a hotel overnight and bring them back the next day.

And will you have to be naked? I asked.

I doubt it, he replied. Its just explaining about naturism to the people on the show…….Stuart Chat magazine close up 24-9-15

Okay….

I am still amazed how this has snowballed through the media.

All Stuart wanted to do was enjoy his naturism that he’s embraced since I first did the nude drawings of him. From that, he has had naked holidays. And from that he has decided to re-new his wedding vows in the nude. And from that the Press Association have picked it up. And from that CHAT magazine have picked it up. And from that Jeremy Kyle has picked it up…..! Wow!

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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