Artistic harmony in wood

Artistic harmony in wood

We moved to Kent just over a year ago and ever since then my husband has wanted one particular garden project doing. It was his big dream and I was more than happy to go along with it ..but its taken just over a year to get it actually sorted out, even though we started planning it in April, mostly due to lockdown delaying having to wait until all the materials needed for it to be attained by the work men doing the job. In the end they had to get it from three builders merchants scattered around Kent instead of the one local one they would have used. 

They started it last week and I knew what size it was going to be and how it would look, but that is not the same as seeing it actually built. 

The job is new decking in the garden, and it joins the existing decking by the kitchen to the old ugly awkward brick steps from the lounge, and changes the viewpoint of us standing on it to look over our garden instead of our neighbours garden which was the quirky way this quirky house was angled before. It also means that when the existing steps from the old decking are moved across to the end of it, it will flow so much better than it did before and join the kitchen and lounge better, the house and garden better, and the decking and patio area, and all of them will become more harmonious as a whole. 

The workmen are only half way through the job but already I can see how much more it will improve living in this house.

But its more than that, its the little aesthetically pleasing parts that I hadn’t considered that are a joy to look at too. Now when I sit in the kitchen I can see the angle of the balastrades go off in different diagonals. When I am in the garden looking up at it I can see the pillars of wood under it form a pattern of diagonals that are very appealing to see. When I am standing on the decking I can see the way the angles of it break away from the straight line of the house out into the garden, which looks weird in one way, but very quirkily appealing in another! 

It really is a joy to look at already. 

And will be more so when its done… and the new border I dug in April will be in harmony with the new border I will dig around the decking to enhance it… 


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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