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Poised and waiting to paint peoples dreams

Poised and waiting to paint peoples dreams

Twice I’ve been asked in the last day if I am working on a special painting by two different people at opposite ends of the country….

Interesting that they, who are not connected in any way to each other, should ask that. The first is someone I would love to paint a picture for, as I know that it will be most exciting in the way that I will be very involved in it. I know they are thinking about a painting done by me, and am intrigued as to what it will be of. The second is someone who lives in Scotland and I have painted a picture for before. He is planning his next pictures painted by me already and when he described them to me in a few simple words I could see them in my minds eye, and their concept of being at one with the beauty of nature touched me. Both will make stunning paintings. When he is ready. I wish it was now though, I’m fired up with those ideas!

But in the meantime I have been contacted by another guy who is interested in me doing some life drawing of him. Life drawing with possibly an erotic twist to one of them he said. He emailed me last night and again today to see if I had had his message. I had I emailed back and we started a conversation. The thing about this sort of conversation is that I am very used to them, and a lot of people I chat to aren’t. I HAVE to ask a lot of questions … what subject matter are we talking about? What composition? What medium? What size? What price? And within all of those questions are lots of other questions to do with logistics, time limits, budgets and previously thought of ideas, poses, and types of pencils!

No wonder he decided to ring me instead!

A nice guy, he was easy to chat to, and the ideas he had were all well within my expertise. wc 1 (2)

As we chatted I asked how he had heard of me and he said he had Googled “Local artists”. Since I was aware that he didn’t have the same accent as me, I was intrigued where he lived so that I came up as a local artist…………………

Hertfordshire……………………….!!!!

Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? How can I be LOCAL to Hertfordshire!????! I live in north west Leicestershire!!!!!!!

 

But then, I realised……………… that I used to be in the Guild of Erotic Artists……………………. and they used to have their base in Hertfordshire. That must be my connection to there! Weird eh! But still, it doesn’t really matter where he lives as I have done pictures for people all over the country…. and I know I came up as a local artist a couple of years ago to a woman who went to have a couple of lovely pieces of art done by me and she lived the other side of Stoke!

 

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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