There maybe trouble ahead?

If your eight year old comes to you with a drawing they’ve done of a dejected naked woman, then you can be pretty sure that there may be trouble ahead lol.

I drew this at a friends house whilst my friend worked on a cheerful picture, we then went and presented our work to her Mum who gave me that ‘Are you disturbed?’ look!

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Thankfully my parents were both artists so I was in good company, in our house these drawings were praised.

At around the same age of eight I also drew a group of naked people dancing together I think I was heavily influenced by Matisse for this one. 

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My childhood obsession was babies in the womb, child birth and new born babies.

The nurse below has been deemed unnecessary and erased out!

What a terrible birthing position, poor woman.

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Much younger in age, I think I was about five

when I drew this ill fated mermaid who has been stabbed!

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The next page is far more optimistic.

A pregnant mermaid!!


A few years later in my early teens I was all about the  pre-raphaelites.

I couldn’t get enough of the long necks, frizzy hair and silk dresses.

This is Jane Morris wife of William Morris

and muse and lover of  Dante Gabriel Rossetti.



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