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Repton’s in my heart, and it’s in yours too

Repton’s in my heart, and it’s in yours too

I was delighted of course when I got a recent sale from my website of a print of my pen and wash painting “Church and Cross from Post Office, Repton” and also a little intrigued at the buyers address…. because it wasn’t from Repton, or even its surrounding area, but from London. I was quite intrigued as to why the buyer had a connection to Repton in South Derbyshire.

I thanked the buyer for her interest and purchase and informed her the next day that the print was on its way to her and made the comment about how delighted  I am she likes the picture so much, as I’ve always loved drawing Repton since its such a picturesque village!

I was most delighted when she gave me more information regarding her interest in it and it turned our that Repton holds a very special place in her and her boyfriends hearts, as that is where they both met over 25 years ago but they were only able to get together only just over a year ago although they had been back to Repton to celebrate recently. And this year they thought it would be lovely to have a painting or print of the village and my website came up!

I replied how wonderful for them to have those happy memories of Repton and told her I was brought up in Repton and lived there for about 22 years and still love the sense of history of the scenic village since its hardly changed over the years and I was delighted to hear she and her boyfriend finally got together and have chosen to have one of my prints as a reminder of those happy times!

A few days later she confirmed that they had received  as she called it………….. “your lovely print of ‘Repton’. We really love it! I’m so pleased we found your page. Repton will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Anyway, thanks so much.” 

 

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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