Happy New Year wishes for 2017

Happy New Year wishes for 2017

Happy New Year to you ! I hope it brings you all that you wish for, with good health, happiness and love of all that makes you happy and content.

After a lovely break over Christmas and New Year seeing  many friends and extended family, eating too many mince pies, savouring good friendships and shared jokes over a glass or two of festive wine, and spending quality man with my fella watching some good films and laughing together over favourite comedy shows, I looked back over the end of the year with great affection at the New Years Eve party all dressed up and full of celebratory spirit. Its being thankful for the good things in our lives but always having that wish that the new year will bring more good things, or at least nothing worse than the year before, that I am more aware of.

And its also a strong sense of well being from finishing the year knowing that I have made others happy with my artwork, particularly the one that was the mystery Christmas gift – that I am not going to talk about here in much depth because its a whole big blog post all of its own that I shall write as soon as I’ve finished this one!

So, a year ends, and a new one starts…

And lets hope its a good one…


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.