Twelve unknowns into one

Twelve unknowns into one

A couple of weeks ago I had a follow on email from a woman that related to a previous  email from someone else some time ago who I have previously done some work for (are you keeping up with this?)  asking if I could do some specific artwork for a client. The question was basically a question as to how much it would cost to do twelve illustrations for them. Although it was a short and simple question it was incredibly difficult to answer. Because its like answering how long is a piece of string…… I gave a lengthy answer by email to them that the price would depend on how many hours they wanted me to put into the artwork, and whether they required me to take photos to work from or if they would provide the photographs they want me to draw themselves. And of course without actually seeing the photos that they wanted me to draw as source material it made it even harder to judge the answer. I was working from a blank, rather than much specifically!

When the woman I had been communicating with by email rang this week I was delighted. We could now have a proper and full verbal conversation where we could both explain what was required, she as the client, and me as an artist, and now she realised what she has asking regarding this commission and why I couldn’t give her one specific answer regarding costs. It helps that the client will provide the photos that relate to what she wants doing, and after chatting with her for almost an hour I have a far clearer idea and more indepth knowledge of what it is she is aiming at. I knew that I could do the work, no problem, but we haven’t finalised a price for the work yet. I can adjust how many hours work will be required when I know what that will be. studio 1

And the artwork is something that is very close to one of my ideal jobs.

I am not explaining specifics for this work yet since it hasn’t been finalised with the client. But I am sure when its done I will be able to talk more about it…..

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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