Filling the grey with light and laughter

Filling the grey with light and laughter

With the hour changing last weekend I am reminded at how grey and dank the colder nights can be, especially when the lights have to go on at 4pm!  Even though I mowed my lawn on a very warm and sunny Tuesday, two days ago!!  Today is grey, wet, miserable, and forbidding.

I don’t like grey days, its difficult to get enthusiastic about painting when the daylight is so dark, its almost twilight.

Rain doesn’t help either. It just adds to the murk.

I think the human spirit is aware of that, and its why we latch onto bright spots in the middle of it to cheer us up.

Christmas, Bonfire Night, and Halloween are all bright shining spots to look forward to. Infact the fact there is darkness adds to it, the twinkling lights, open fires,  cold chilly nights, being outside at night, the sharing of special times with friends and family. They are all the fun part of winter. The human spirit loves the sharing of the good times.

So, for my friends who love Halloween, have fun!




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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