As feedback goes

As feedback goes

Three weeks ago I went into Rochester to look at the art gallery there and the standard of artwork they had for sale on their walls. I’ve always liked that gallery as its an independent one that has been going for 60 years so they obviously know the market and have a good name with artists, and customers. I had a look around and knew that my artwork was of a good enough standard to match the artwork they were already selling.

I introduced myself to the woman who was in charge and asked the proceedure for asking if they were willing to have my artwork for sale through them too… it was a very simple proceedure she said and gave me the email address. Later on that day I sent an email with a selection of my artwork that I thought would be most appropriate for their gallery and a quick email explaining – without doing a lengthly email explaining who I was other that a professional artist with 40 years experience of painting and selling my artwork…

And then…. I waited……

By today, three weeks later, I had not heard anything and thought I’d ring up to ask what the time frame was for feedback, as I certainly didn’t want to carry on waiting for a reply if they hadn’t had the email in the first place (which has happened before with another art gallery and I ended up waiting for 12 weeks wondering what had happened!!). She said ..”Your artwork is FABULOUS…but….we are not currently looking to take on new artists… but we’ll be in touch in the future when we ARE..”

….which is fair enough, as I know that they are trying to help the artists who have been with them since before lockdown and the Covid pandemic, and I admire their loyalty..

So, as far as feedback goes, I had thought that they might not be taking on new artists – BUT to hear that MY artwork is FABULOUS is music to my ears and has put a big smile on my face.. !!!!!!!!!!


I knew I was good enough for their gallery, and they think so too….. and will be in touch….

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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