First snows

First snows

It snowed today, for the first time this winter since we moved to Kent. I know that the Midlands has had various snow falls and flurries over the winter, but we haven’t had it, only relentless rain, sunshine, cold winds, and more rain! 

But when it snowed, I was immediately transfixed into seeing how it transformed the view from the window, how it looked on the lawn, and the trees in the garden, how the snow flurries changed from soft and fluffy to more sharp like sleet… When you’re an artist you look at everything you see and analyse how to paint it, how to capture it and get that magical effect. 

And it reminded me how carefully I painted the fluffy snow storm in my watercolour painting “Snow patrol” – the snow is soft and fluffy, if I had painted it with hard edges it would have looked like polka dot tigers, not striped ones!!

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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