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Chinese love affair

Chinese love affair

Occasionally checking up on clients past and present, I decided to send a friendly email this week to the guy who commissioned the oil painting “Man of mystery” last year to see how he was.

I was delighted that he replied virtually straight away to  thank me for getting in touch and to tell me that the painting I did for him has had an interesting time in that he had Chinese visitors staying with him for a few months, and the woman liked the painting so much it is now in her flat in Guangzhou! And he asked if any other of my painting have travelled so far… since he and I both live in England, and I replied that to my knowledge I had paintings in California, Illinois, Florida and Canada but that I didn’t know of any others I might have in China!

And of course that lead on to a discussion with us as to whether he might want a replacement doing, or even something totally different… I always love chatting with people as to what ideas they could put together to make an interesting painting, something that means a lot to them…  So much so that visitors to their house might want to take it away with them! 🙂 Man of mystery

 

 

 

 

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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