Seven plus seven plus seven equals two plus two

Seven plus seven plus seven equals two plus two

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being nominated for the Artists Daisy Chain Challenge on Facebook, of posting seven of my paintings in seven days and nominating a new artist each day. Its been great fun agonising over which of my many diverse paintings are the best ones to showcase and to reconnect with some artist friends on Facebook!

After a lot of decision making, as there were so many I would have easily chosen I decided on the first day to show the Venetian nightscene of  “Midnight blue”, on the second day the Gothic inspired wedding picture of “Peter and Miranda, past present and future”, on the third day the butterflies by Lake Windermere “On the wings of love”, on the fourth day the Kent butterflies in “Lets fly away together”, on the fifth day the restricted colour scheme of “David and Martyn at the Royal Crescent Bath, past present and future”, on the sixth day the cottage garden with hidden faces of  “Guardian angels” and on the seventh and last day the Kent vibrant fields of  “Poppy appeal”. So a good selection of landscapes, fantasy landscapes and portraits within landscapes, in oils and acrylics, and mixed media.

On the wings of loveLets fly away together website

And what has also been enlightening is how the other artists have reacted to it.. some have loved it and embraced doing it too, some have told me they are way too busy to do it, one is away on an extended trip and plans to do it at some later date and one of them told me they had been nominated four times now and weren’t very good at promoting themselves… which in itself started a conversation between us sharing artists insights into selling and relationships with galleries.


Midnight bluePeter and Miranda, past, present and future (2)David and Martyn at The Royal Crescent, Bath - past, present and futureGuardian Angels (3)

I’ve also loved seeing what different and brilliant artwork the other artists have decided to showcase too and loved commenting on their work in a positive and supportive artistic way! And also the way that the nomination that I had that originated in Germany has come to England and is going on around it!

Poppy Appeal

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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