Round and round is the eighth Happy Garden picture

Round and round is the eighth Happy Garden picture

The eighth painting I have done for the Happy Garden theme was based on a photo I took this year but changed considerably to create a more appealing garden to the one in the photo.

I love the round pool, and the rounded topiary shapes of the bushes, and the twisted spirals, which gave me the idea for the title for the painting.

I also love the orange flowers and turquoise water in this picture, picking up on that colour scheme that worked so well in my “Blue serenity” painting.

I really like the way the peach coloured path leads the viewers eye into the painting, and towards the white bench via the  subtle hint of pale stones.

I love the bright turquoise of the water in the pool, edged with pale stones, and made it look enigmatic in its depiction, making the viewer want to go and look deeper within it. The lime green and orange of the plants give a lovely warm feel to this painting and the lilac distant trees and sky add to the warmth of the foreground.

I love the bright colours in this painting but I also find it very peaceful.

I wanted anyone looking at this picture to want to sit on the bench, and look at the pool infront of them, to find peace within, and then, when they were ready, to step over the low stone wall and want to explore round the rest of this beautiful garden and find out what was behind that thick dark hedge!

This painting is in acrylics, on canvas, and measures 20 x 16 inches, and its title, well, its “Round and round the garden” of course!!


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.