So delighted to be a part of it

So delighted to be a part of it

The village I live in, Blue Bell Hill, in Kent is having a celebration party for The Queens Platinum Jubilee – 70 years on the throne and a major achievement, and one that is going to be a unique experience on our lifetime too! Its lovely that people can now have wonderful things to look forward to and be part of after two years of not being able to. There are I am sure similar events being planned all over the country…

A few weeks ago I was asked by one of the committee members arranging the party in the village if I would like to donate something for their raffle… as alot of the businesses were also being asked and it made sense for the raffle to be relevant for the business, so I had a look to see what I had and found something I felt would be ideal…

I told the committee member what it was and she was delighted, and then this week she sent me a message to say that she was ready to receive it this week in time for the celebrations at the beginning of June. I suggested a time and day and she agreed and I took it around to her. I’d not met her before, as our conversation had been via emails.

I knocked on her door, and introduced myself. and handed over my donation for the raffle prize which she asked if she could unwrap to view, and I agreed with a smile.. she loved it as I hoped she might…

And agreed with me that I thought it would suit most people – It was a pastel painting of ‘Orange poppies’ I’d put it in a cream mount behind glass and in a cream frame as I knew that would suit most peoples colour schemes, whether it was contemporay or more traditional. A bright cheerful painting and suitable for the summer celebration…

She thanked me for the donation and I said I was delighted to be of help.. we talked a bit about the village as I’ve only been here for 3 years and she for about 20, and I told her what a nice place it is to live in and be part of as far as I was concerned having moved here from Leicestershire..It was lovely to meet her and chat and I look forward to seeing her again at the village Platinum Jubilee party.. .

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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