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Aww.. how Tweet

Aww.. how Tweet

Because  the client who commissioned the painting of the  “Angel with red hair and pagan symbols” contacted me via Twitter this week to send the photos of the painting hanging in pride and place on their dining room wall, I replied to him via Twitter even though I had other contact details for him. And since I haven’t really used my Twitter account fully recently since I’ve not really needed to, I thought I’d refresh and update my profile and then go through some of the people I was following to see how valid some of the accounts were.. to find that in some cases their Twitter account had had 8 tweets and then stopped two or three years ago, or had gone so far off into a direction I was totally unaware of that I had no interest in following them at all any more. So, a bit of trimming to lose those that where no longer valid to me anymore,  and then since Twitter is always happy to suggest contacts or people/organisations that we might be interested in, I found far more beneficial connections (mostly) in the art world, and mostly doing things that I could see I could benefit them as much as they could benefit me. Because I think we’re all looking for the “Ooooh you’re just what we’re looking for” aspect in business and selling art, and being an artist.

And of course then it opens up other doors that might be beneficial for both sides. Or at least advertises in the right direction for what you’re looking for. And then you find that you’re not unique at all in what you are offering, or wanting. Others are in exactly the same position. Which is a good thing or course, and reassuring, and also uplifting and inspiring and motivating all in a very good way.

Every so often things take us all in different directions. As an artist I think its a good thing to be open to a lot of ideas and concepts. If you don’t look like you’re interested in others how can you expect them to be interested in you.

 

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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