Impressing estate agents!

Impressing estate agents!

I adore the house I live in, its full of south facing light, and ticks an awful lot of boxes of what I look for in a home. My husband loves it too, and described it as an “elegant house” when we first came to view it some years ago.

Its known laughter, and its known tears in the time I have lived in it. Which is exactly what a home does..

But its time to move on, to another home in another place.

Which means that this one has to go on the market.

I thought carefully about the estate agent I want to act on my behalf to sell it, and was pleased with his professionalism.

When he came this week to take photos of the house and garden he said how pretty my garden was, which was good to hear, he must see an awful lot of gardens! But I have put a lot of effort into the garden looking pretty in the time I have lived here and I love sitting in it. I shall be sad to leave it.

He also made a few comments about the artwork hanging on my walls, most of which I have done, and some of them certainly not for sale as I have put too much of ME into them. He asked how I sold my artwork, and how I priced my commissions.

He took good photos, some from angles I hadn’t considered, and I live here! He wrote notes of the house layout, he made notes of the particulars of the house, and took measurements. He left me with paperwork to go through after he had gone.

Two days later the “draft details” we sent to me for me to check through and ok, before the house went on the market properly.

I went through it all very carefully, every word, every detail, every photo, and noticed three small errors..

So I rang him and explained that I was very happy with all of it, except for the three small errors, which were to do with doors on the floorplan of the house, I explained where they were, and he changed them over the phone and said “Well spotted!!” and I laughed and said “I’m an artist, its my job to notice the tiny details!!”

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.