Archive for the tag: lady carole
Jack, thanks for chatting. Do you collect only FemDom art or is there other work you like to hunt for?
I have a keen interest in visual arts in general, as I both absorb and produce images through painting and photography. Among my favourite painters I would like to mention da Vinci, Monet, Hopper, Lempicka, Egon Schiele and Salvador Dali. But I also like great cartoonists such as Will Eisner and Lyonel Feininger. Pin-up art is also an important part of my collection of visual art, as I have been a friend of both Alberto Vargas and Heinz Villiger, a Swiss follower of Al Moore.
A wonderful list of wonderful artists and enjoy all of them. I adore Tamara de Lempicka! She is a personal idol!
What is it about FemDom art you like? What draws you to it?
I see FemDom art as the dream-like expression of a world I yearn to live in. It goes beyond the often boring reality of everyday life. I find it easier to identify with FemDom art than FemDom photography, not only because art leaves room for one’s imagination, but also because FemDom photography is mostly commercial and artificial. It’s hard to identify with it. FemDom art has helped me to discover my real nature and played a major role in my evolution. It does more than draw me to it, it fascinates me, as it depicts the world I would like to live in.
Agree about FemDom photography; so I select pictures I can modify slightly. So called “Lesbian” photography annoys me as the phtootgrapher always has the women looking at the camera! Such an obvious and artificial pose! And cunnilingus pictures where the male is unshaven with long, prickly stubble! That is so unrealistic and annoying! Promise to scream if I see another picture like that! Boys, shave before you travel south!
Anyway, enough of my pet peeves! You have nominated Eric Stanton, Bernard Montorgueil and Lady Carole as your top three FemDom artists. Let’s take Eric Stanton first. Is he 1, 2 or 3?
Now you are putting me in a quandrary! I like them for different reasons, as they each represent a step in my evolution within the FemDom world. All three have their qualities and they attract me for different reasons. It’s difficult to compare them because they belong to different periods of FemDom art, both socially and technically. Obviously Montorgueil did not have the same technical means at his disposal as, for instance, Sardax. But overall I would say that Stanton is Number one, if I have to make a choice.
What do you like about Eric Stanton and what is your reaction to his work?
What I like most in his art is its high aesthetic quality, when he was at his top level, and also that each picture tells a story. He does not need text, one picture is worth a thousand words, as they say. One can imagine the before and the after, it’s a door opened into a secret world. I particularly like the facial expression, the bodies of his dominant ladies, and of course the way they dress. It’s FemDom art at its highest level. In fact I have been one of his customers. Of course Stanton has very much benefitted from the influence of the great John Willie at the beginning of his career. Towards the end the quality of his production declined steadily, as he was mass-producing those Princks series at a fast clip. Of course he was not alone following this downward path. Gene Bilbrew did a lot worse, under different names. Continue reading
Lady Carole, thanks for taking the time to discuss your work. You have a number of fans here!
Carmenica, thanks for the opportunity.
1. A little personal history? Where were you born? Where do you live and work? Do you have a “Wish country” where you would love to live if it were possible?
I was born and continue to live in the north west of England near Manchester ,I hope in the next few years to move to the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura or possibly Tenerife as I am very familiar with all the islands and have been a frequent visitor to all of them over many years .
2. Lovely places to live. When did you discover you have a talent for art? How did you develop your skills?
I started drawing as a very young child ,anything and everything and very soon developed a talent which was helped a lot by several very good teachers at school. I didn’t go on into further education but started work at age 15, initially in cotton mills but later had a great variety of jobs ranging from road transport industry to running a riding school .
3. Are you a pen, pencil or paint person or do you use software? How much preparation is involved before you begin?
I do most of my work in pen /pencil have done several in colour both drawn and using programs but in all honesty I find black and white more striking and much quicker to do.
This is important to me as I have so many ideas that I can’t spend too long on each drawing hence my backgrounds tend to be minimal and many of the male characters incidental. I make no apology for this, it’s just that my view is always the main thrust of the scene .Again I make little preparation, I sketch in the drawing in pencil then ink in using black gel pen with various grades of pencil to block in colour as required. I work very quickly most drawings taking 1-2 hours and 4 hours at most for the more complex usually in my case large group or multi figure scenes .
4. Where do you get inspiration from for your wonderful pictures?
Inspiration comes from many sources, a story scene, a picture in a newspaper, a fashion item, anything can trigger it but mostly from my imagination.
Also since my work became popular, lots of people now send me their own ideas, stories etc. and a lot of my recent work is from those sources. I have also for several years now been doing private commissions for several collectors which also add to and influence my work. Continue reading