Over from the back seat and back in the spotlight

Over from the back seat and back in the spotlight

I know when I have conversations with people who might want a painting done, that they have every intention of doing it. Every.

But things sometimes conspire to stop their intention.

So I always say that I don’t believe I’ve actually got a sale until I have the money in my hand for it.

Because I know from past experience that art may be wonderful and uplifting and fabulous, and heart warming, and inspirational.

But if you’ve got to pay for a holiday, or a new car, or the mortgage, or clothes for the kids, then art takes a back seat.

So, I put the discussion on hold, and keep my notes in a dark corner. Sometimes the notes stay in the dark corner for ever.

And sometimes they come to light again. Acrylic paints

And that has happened this last week.

The conversation that was the original one, wasn’t this year.

Neither was it last year.

But it might have been the one before that….

So, time has passed.

But the intention was still there, on behalf of the client to have it done.

And the artist – ME – who was all fired up and highly excited and motivated to do it for the client when it was first discussed.

And now it has come to light again…..


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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