I’ve inspired a spirited award

I’ve inspired a spirited award

Since I went to see the lovely primary school pupils in Hartlip in Kent, in May 2018, and had such an uplifting and happy day with them talking to them about my painting “The way through the woods” answering questions, signing autographs and loving their excitement about their joint creative efforts, I was delighted when their teacher told me later on in the year that their painting that was inspired by my painting had been entered into a national competition and she would let me know the outcome of it.

She did let me know, at the end of the year and it was very good news, but it wasn’t officially out in the open so I didn’t say anything about it…….

But now its official so its my pleasure to share with you what it is…. They are winners in the “Spirited Arts Contest” – an annual competition and out of more than 2,000 pupils they have been recognised.

I am so delighted to hear that and I’m proud as well to have inspired them to do their painting.

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.