Nice to hear the professionalism shines through

Nice to hear the professionalism shines through

I’ve just had a meeting with the guy who is my contact for the business that have commissioned me to do the 14 illustrations I did recently. I was pleased with the artwork I’d done for him, but wanted peace of mind that he was happy too. Occasionally a client has specific ideas of what they want, or don’t want, and I always try to take their ideas on board and work around it (which reminds me of one memorable painting when a very particular minded client rang me from her home in California to tell me exactly which colours she wanted in the painting, and which she specifically didn’t!).

The client tonight was more than happy with the drawings I had done for him and his organisation as we went through them one by one in the order he was happiest viewing.

At the end we had a short discussion regarding the final arrangements in a few weeks time, and he picked up his briefcase and was about to leave. But then turned back to me and said how impressed he and his colleague had been when they came to see me last time, and they knew that they would get exactly what it was they were looking for, because of how professional I was in dealing with the job particularly in my note taking. I smiled, and flicked through the notes I had with me at that point, noting down each image and what was to be put in the image and what not, the titles for each image, the time I had spent on each one, and matching them all up together as a cohesive whole. And nodded and said that that was how I like to work, because I know exactly what the client wants then.

That’s made me happy to hear that, professional work, and a professional way of working! Yay! 🙂 P1080983


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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