I love it when people ask me that

Our neighbours came over for drinks last week, bearing in mind we’re still in this sort of lockdown that isn’t, but it has restrictions, and changes on a weekly basis.

It was really lovely to see them and chat about all sorts of things, particularly art. She’s in her mid 60’s I think, and learning about painting art and was so appreciative of the help I gave to her when I saw her just before lockdown in early March, and had adjusted one of her paintings accordingly to my suggestion and was a lot happier about how it looked now because of that advice.

I loved it when I said to her "Would you like to come and look at my paintings, and studio?", her reply being "Yessssss please…you may not get me out of there..!" and on the way to my studio I showed her some of the paintings I have hanging on the walls. One of them being a painting I shall never sell "Midnight blue"…its got that magic in it that instantly transports you to the time, and place..and I love the bright colours of it..! Her reaction was "Do YOU paint that??" and I smiled in acknowledgment, I did!

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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