Who’d have thought it

Who’d have thought it

Well… going back into the dark recesses of time my new webmaster suggested that I start writing a blog to go along with the new website he was designing for me.

“But what shall I write????” was my immediate reaction.. and would anyone be interested was my next thought.

I know a lot of people are interested in art, and how its created, and how an artist thinks, and how they go about creating pictures from that initial thought. And I also know that because I am as happy doing erotic art as I am doing any other sort, and because I’m a woman doing it, and have lots of experience, that some of the conversations I have are also more amusing than most.. that I probably did have some interesting things to write for this blog that I had been persuaded to write.

So I did.

And I found that I liked it. A lot.

And I sold artwork through it.

Infact ….it was having a conversation with a sex blogger with her throw away comment about “I don’t know anything about art except the fanny paintings on ‘Sex and the City’ “sparked off me doing my ‘Fantasy Fanny’ paintings and exhibiting and selling them at the big Erotica show in Olympia, London.

And I made friends through writing my blog, including some very good ones who travelled across the seas from another continent to meet me and see my art and commission other exciting artwork as well.

And people were interested in what I had to say and told me so, some online, and some when I saw them in real life.

Of the last couple of years though I hadn’t had so much to say, since my personal life and what was happening in it, meant that I wasn’t painting many pictures at all and hadn’t got a lot to say regarding art because of that. I knew that I would get back into blogging when my life calmed down again and I was able to start painting again.

And I think this year will be the start of that time.

Not yet, but soon.

So I just wanted to say that when I was asked back in March 2007, just over 12 years ago, that I had no idea that I would be still blogging, and loving it so far ahead.

And I wanted to add.. because you wouldn’t know, just by reading this post how important this post is…

Because, its the 1,000 post I’ve done! One thousand posts! Yay!!!!!

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.