Energizing the not quites

Energizing the not quites

Last week was spent tidying up loose ends, chasing various opportunity ideas and people connected with them to find out where we are on the “I want a painting done by you, but not quite yet” list. I gathered three more of those over the weekend, so I’ve added those details to the “Not QUITE yet” pile. Whilst bearing in mind that the “Angel with red hair and pagan symbols” painting that I finished last month for the client sat in that pile for two and a half years before it resurfaced…and the clients were ecstatic at the resulting painting I did for them when they got around to it!! YAY! Worth the wait!

Its funny when I look at other artists and other creative people including amongst others musicians, writers, and actors, they all seem to know exactly what they are doing, which direction they are going in, and what sort of creativity they want to do…. but it’s when you have the quiet conversations in the background, or read an article about them, or hear them featured on the radio or television, or read their own words in an email that you find that actually their lives haven’t gone the way they wanted, they didn’t get what they wanted straight away and lots of doors were slammed in their faces (or at least the right sort of doors weren’t necessarily opened at the right time) and their lives haven’t been all rosy and happy and jolly and completely successfully and fabulously wonderful as you think.

So I am currently working through the “Other doors that may prove to be useful if you ask” list and one of them I had the opportunity to ask about directly when I was speaking to a friend at the weekend who works for a company that doesn’t sell artwork as such but might be vaguely connected with some kinds of specific artwork via the product they do sell so I asked if her company might have need of a similar product that I could do for them, and she explained quietly that it was “all done on computer now” and I nodded in understanding, as I presumed it might be.. she then added that other people also send in other offers of work and they are passed on to the relevant people within the company. So of course, other people are in a similar situation as me, and try the same ideas although it may be offering a different type of service all together.

And then yesterday morning a totally unconnected outlet opened up all by itself for me, so that’s something that looks like it may be of use in the future, and open up a useful door in the right direction… which is always good when a positive aspect opens itself up.

I do always try to throw positive energies at what I do, its my natural character to be upbeat and helpfully hopeful.

But I also think its part of human nature to always want something you haven’t quite got.. something you have to chase after a bit to get and achieve.

Because it struck me this morning whilst I am thinking about various things to do, that what I currently have NOW, at this moment in time, is EXACTLY what I wanted 30 years ago! I wanted the time to paint more, I wanted more freedom to paint what I wanted when I wanted. And now I have that, here and now, what I want now is…….. to sell more….!

Human Nature, always moving us on, for that next peak of perfection we’re all wanting to attain!


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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