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Elegantly beached

Elegantly beached

Whilst I was at a social gathering at the weekend I left the room to go to the loo and when I got back my fella called me over to talk to a woman I knew a little to say hi to.

There had obviously been a conversation that I hadn’t been aware of whilst I had been out of the room.

She wanted me to paint a picture for her and her man. Ok… how do you know I’m an artist then, I wondered, as I started to ask her what the concept was for the painting and listened as she excitedly waxed lyrical about her idea for her and her man to be naked with their legs and arms entwined, but nothing on show, so that they could hang the picture on their lounge wall.

Yes, I can do that, I agreed. I could imagine the picture and see that it would be tastefully and elegantly erotic.

As the conversation continued it turned out that it wasn’t the whole picture…. she wanted me to also paint a beach around them…… and the sea gently rolling in and gently frothing in behind them…….. and the sky above…. Ok, yes I can do that I said.

And she wanted the whole picture to be black and white.

Yes, I can do that as well I agreed, as we discussed the layout and sizes, and medium to be used.

And just as a matter of interest, how do you know that I’m an artist..?

It turned out that another couple that they knew there had told them that I was an artist, because they had had a painting done by me a couple of years ago and because they were so pleased with it, they had recommended me to the other couple.

Oh, that’s most excellent, and filled in the gap of why they were so excited about the idea for their painting!

Breath of fresh air

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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