Cornish sunshine will always inspire me

Cornish sunshine will always inspire me

The holiday that my man and I booked in Cornwall was one that we had wanted to do for some time, so when we got the opportunity this spring we were looking forward very much to the trip.

This last winter turning into spring has been cold, grey, wet, and depressingly miserable, and the day we had booked to arrive was astonishingly and wonderfully glorious bright sunshine and made the whole experience idyllic!

The hotel we had chosen is a Country House by the Sea, and has been run by the same family for at least three generations. All the rooms are different so the hotel doesn’t have the cold impersonal feel of some corporate hotels. It has been created by someone who understands the careful personal touches make such a difference to the enjoyment of staying there. The staff were friendly and helpful and from the moment we arrived we found the welcome from the door staff and the reception staff to be warm and genuine. The room was a perfect blend of luxury and homeliness, and we really appreciated the balcony area, and, of course, the view over the beach in the sunshine made me smile big time. I adore sunshine on sea, and I knew that I would be taking lots of photos on this trip if the sun continued.




Since the weather was so good we went out and about for a few hours each day to see the surrounding areas, going to three places that I know well, the artist lovers town of St Ives, the picturesque town of St Mawes, and the small fishing port of Mevigissey with its double harbour. I was in rapture over the clear waters and the sun shining on it, creating such gorgeous colours.

I took over five hundred photos in the four days we were there, proving how much I liked the area in the sunshine. Cornwall is such a delight in that it has the rugged cliffs leading down to many sandy beaches with rock pools and the rolling hills around and above them with the fishing villages nestling in their natural harbours with the man made walls around them to help protect the houses and boats. I love this fabulous mix of natural and man made stone structures, with the sea lapping gently against them, and the picturesque boats bobbing there adding bright colours and interest.

It was an artists delight to be there again.. I loved every minute of it!

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.