Changes and quietness

Changes and quietness

It’s been such a massive year of change for me since my fella and I have been able to plan our future properly together now. He’s had an awful lot of things to sort out this year and I’ve helped as much as I could do with the paperwork, and physical work that has been needed to be done. Of course that has meant that any painting I have wanted to do has been put on hold too. I’ve hardly painted anything this year and am missing it desperately.

We’ve also been able to catch up on the holidays this year that we’ve not had for a long time too. And went to France twice this year, in June, and also in September.

And when we got back from France in mid September, we had a wedding to arrange, we knew we only wanted a small wedding of a few close friends and immediate family (since we had both been married before) and were married in mid November about six weeks after we made the first plans and arrangements for it. It was a lovely wedding, in a lovely hotel in Kent, just exactly what we wanted, and great fun.

Our honeymoon was only a short one too, in Cornwall, but was exactly what we wanted, even in a windswept and grey November staying in a lovely hotel overlooking a fabulous beach near the Roseland Peninsular.

Since then I have spent a couple of weeks ringing and writing to various organisations regarding my official name change, and that always takes longer than you expect.

And now we are in the run up to Christmas, and I haven’t promoted myself as being available to paint pictures for clients, since I want to do that when I am fully able to commit wholeheartedly to it. There are a lot of paintings mulling around in my head, ready to come to the fore when I can create them…

And even though I am married I will carry on as “Jackie Adshead” as my professional artist name since that is the name I am known by… the name I feel as an artist!

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.