Looking for silver clouds in the gloom

Looking for silver clouds in the gloom

Even when the weather is as uninspiring as it has been recently I try to get some good out of it. Its not always easy though, when its gloomy grey and miserable weather – I started to wonder last week if it would ever be sunny with blue skies ever again as I looked out of the window and could hardly see the trees or houses that are so familiar to me. 






And then I thought, ooh, I can make the most of this, and off I went with my camera…

Searching for inspiration and finding lots of it hidden around corners and across fields that so beautifully hid the far distance but left the foreground in sharp black tones fading away to nothing…

It made everything monochrome in the dull light but what it lost in the detail it made up for in drama!



And after a couple of hours I returned with well over a hundred photos, because the gloom of the weather was ideal misty circumstances that provided some gorgeously atmospheric photo effects.

I love the churchyard pictures that ooze with gothic drama.


It may be April but it still looks like November as you can see in these photos but at least I feel that I have some very inspirational photos from my travels!


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.