A country in shock

A country in shock

It seems that the whole country is in shock at the moment at the Referendum results.

Even those who voted for the outcome I don’t think fully expected it to be that we would actually leave the European Union. We all know that we will be affected one way or another, and I know there will be good and bad aspects of it in the nearish future whilst things are sorted out.

The sad part of it is that we have all had to “Pick One” and for me there was good and bad for both sides. And that’s the thing when you have a vote like this, that people become partisan, and know what it is they want for the vote, and think in some cases that the other side are wrong, or have some twisted ideology that is misguided.

But now the vote has been set, we all have to pull back together, as one.

And yet 48% of the voters didn’t want this outcome at all.

Its going to be difficult for us all, as a nation, to start to pull back together.

But the reason that 52% voted in the way they did, was because they can see a better future, one with more hope in the direction they voted for.

And when you have hope, there is something to build on.

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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