I can’t tell you how delighted I am that finally, after 2 long years, a gallery is taking my work to the Affordable Art Fair in London, Battersea this coming weekend. I am being represented by the innovative Axolotl gallery whose main gallery is on the prestigious Dundas Street in Edinburgh.
I hope to find a few more fans as well as patrons of my work in the big city. I will be sending this portrait of Daiquiri Dusk, performing her cinema girl act, for it’s first showing.

Lemon Petticoat, oil on canvas, 56 x 76 cm

She will be kept good company by a good collection of my other burlesque and vintage girl portraits, drawings of ladies in their underwear and my new monotype print of Bernie Dexter (below).

I Know What I Want and I Know how to get it, monotype, 46 x 60cm

My only disappointment is with the establishment of the AAF who have stipulated a ‘no nudity’ policy on the artworks to be hung. This is art censorship at it’s worst, as it means that the everyday buyer is being limited by the art that will be on view. I don’t think my more nude portraits are pornographic as all the important bits are covered up, but then again, perhaps that is what makes them more exciting and dangerous in the eyes of the art world.

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