Its nice when they pop up again unexpectedly

Its nice when they pop up again unexpectedly

I’ve spent my life painting pictures, of a myriad of subjects and am always delighted when I sell a picture and it goes off to hang on someone elses wall to make them happy.

I remember the pictures of course, they are all special for me and a big part of me goes into the creation of them.

But I am always thinking of the next painting which means that the past ones are there in the background.. until they arise out of the blue…

As did one about a month ago.

I was contacted on my Facebook page from someone I didn’t know.. who said


“I’ve recently come into possession a watercolour by yourself called Roses.
I absolutely love it but as it was part of my parents estate I need a rough idea of its value, if you could help that would be great. xxx” 


I thanked her for her message and said I was slightly perplexed about the watercolour called Roses that she referred to, and was it possible for her to send a photo of it there to me, so I could see it and give her more information regarding it.

I was pretty sure I knew which painting she was referring to, but wanted to check we were talking about the same thing…

She replied with a photo of the picture (of the one I was expecting to see!) and said

“Whoops, roses are red I believe. Sorry have 2 different ones, the other picture by another artist is called Roses.
Many Thanks” 

I replied that that was the picture I thought she meant, it was the title that I was checking up on – yes indeed it is called “Roses are red” and its one of my favourites too. I told her the tea rooms it was sold via back in December 2003 and the amount, and hoped that helped, and if she wanted any more information, to please ask.

She gave me a lovely response, that really made me smile with pleasure..

“Thank you so much, just means I can keep it now but tell my brother how much it was worth so I can tally up my late parents estate.
It will be pride of place on my wall Xxx” 

My reply to her was…

I am delighted you want to keep it, I’ve always loved it, and think its worked really well as a vibrant watercolour, especially with the red and cream mount, and red frame to set it off. Its good to see it again, too with your photo. I wish you many happy years of enjoyment with it. Kind regards Jackie


It’s good to revisit old friends.. 🙂

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.