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Happy Christmas celebrating love, light, and friendship

Happy Christmas celebrating love, light, and friendship

At this time of year I always think of my friends and family spread far and wide and love to receive their cards hearing news and their good wishes for a Happy Christmas. I love that communication of connection. Its always a delight to know that someone is thinking of you and wondering how you are. Of course nowadays emails and Facebook are the way a lot of people catch up with each other, but I’ve always loved a card in the post too.

I’ve completed everything I’ve needed to, and most importantly the mystery painting for the Christmas deadline and am waiting with baited breath to hear the response from both the client who commissioned it and the person receiving it from them…

 

 

 

And in these couple of days before the big Christmas celebration, however you do it, and whoever you do it with, I’d like to wish you happiness, good health, and love and laughter around the people you love to be with. That’s all any of us want for Christmas I think.. as we fill our homes with lights and hope.

 

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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