It reminded me of who I am

It reminded me of who I am

Since I have been waiting and waiting for the gallery to get back to me I have felt bit by bit a little deflated each day.  I suppose its regarding waiting for the reply and not being able to move on with anything else in the meantime. Its the waiting part, and not knowing, that means that you don’t get on and achieve what you want to.

I was reminded of this last week when the gallery in question finally, after twelve weeks got back to me. I felt alive and upbeat, just for having their response. It reminded me how happy I am when I am painting pictures, being an artist, and being ME.

It’s who I am.

An Artist.

An artist who wants to get on, and create pictures that make other people happy. It makes me happy to do that.

And I know its finding the right art, and the right outlet, in the right place at the right time. A lot of creative people say that, I’ve heard it so many times from entertainers on TV, to musicians, singers, writers, and other artists.

And a chance remark from a friend of mine last week underlined that when she said that she expected that I quite often think I could do better when I see other artwork for sale in art galleries. And I agreed with her, I do! I do sometimes wonder at some artwork for sale when I know that I can do better, and do do better than some other artists.

And I know that I provide something that other people want to buy. Its just finding the right place to showcase it.

So, now I am looking for my second gallery of choice.. and have one in mind…



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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