Reaching my peak at Eighteen

Reaching my peak at Eighteen

With not being able to work properly for the last fortnight due to my sprained foot, I haven’t been able to do all the things I had planned on doing in that time. All I could do was watch from the sidelines and answer a few emails.

So on Sunday whilst checking the that I currently have some artwork exhibited with, I just quickly glanced down the list of artists on the Leader Board to see which names were on it. Most of the artists I haven’t heard of before but I do have a few whose artwork I really like. My eye scanned down the list and stopped at a name I wasn’t expecting there….. my own…. OH, RIGHT! Wow!!! I’m on it. I knew the list was on real time, and although it was Number 18 on the list, it at least was on the list. And the thing that was really important, is that there are hundreds of artists on that site, and many thousands of paintings are there. Any artist can be voted for. And its open to anyone going on to the site who wants to vote, from where ever they are in the world. So, I am counting this as a very good accolade. Just for one day I was voted 18th out of hundreds!

The voting has stopped now, it was on for 2 months, but it ended on the 30th November.

But I only had 30 paintings on it, since I haven’t been able to paint any more, or put any others on my page with my foot being incapacitated. It’s quite time consuming having to take at least three good photos of the artwork in question and do a small write up for each one, state the postage for sending it abroad, and upload it all on the site. So, I didn’t have as many paintings as a lot of the other artists, and I haven’t had them on for long for the voters to see my work for very long.

So all in all, this is great news, I’m reeeeeeeally happy with the placing!!!

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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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