Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Sold a painting!

It's always a delight to sell a painting! The male nude I posted on the 14th has sold in the Norwich Fringe Festival. Do folk prefer male nudes? Do they seem less exploitative than female nudes? My paintings are honest expressions of love for beautiful naked bodies and not an attempt to depict anyone as nothing more than a sex object. This seems to come across more clearly to folk in my male nudes. Here's another that's in the Norwich show until Friday 27th if you want to rush in and buy it!


Monday, 16 May 2011

Edgy Nudes

One of the nice things about being naked is getting naked. That on-the-edge moment when the flesh is finally revealed. I've been exploring it recently in different drawings wondering what makes it so exciting. Partly it's the idea that the subject is showing off their nakedness. I like this quick charcoal drawing as the show-off here is more challenge than tease! Like a superhero caught in mid costume change!

5 minute gesture drawing

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Norwich Fringe Festival exhibition

I was able to squeeze into this Fringe Festival exhibition at the last minute and will be hanging up some previous work to help promote this Two Naked venture. The free show is at St Margaret's Church, Benedicts Street (near the Arts Centre) and is open 10am - 5pm every day from the 16th to the 28th May 2011. I'll be at the Private View on 21st May from 7 to 9pm.


Broad Back £199

Monday, 9 May 2011

How to Draw Good Naked

In November my life drawing accomplice and I will be exhibiting our drawings and paintings of each other. Make a note - 12th to 20th November at the King's Lynn Arts Centre! We plan to explore, experiment and have fun and hope that some good work emerges. We're running some life drawing classes to help fund the exhibition. During May we're teaching at Wells on Saturday mornings. At the end of July we're running a weekend workshop in King's Lynn. We're pretty good at teaching people how to draw and they get results fast! Let us know if you'd like to come along.

Poster for Wells class

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


We are two odd people. We don't mind being naked. We like to draw people naked. We do worry a little what other people think of this. Maybe this blog will let us know. We intend to post sketches and comments from our drawing sessions as we work at creating nudes for our up-coming exhibition - How to Draw Good Naked. Be good to hear from you.