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I am delighted to have three of my beautiful original drawings and paintings selected for this year's Naked in New Hope Exhibition. The reception is on September 10, 2016, 6 - 9 pm, SideTracks Art Gallery, 10 Stockton Avenue, New Hope, Pa. Here's hoping that many of you can attend. However, if you can't make the opening, the show will continue through October 29, 2016… Continue reading… 0 comments

Rhiannon, the Mystic tied but all powerful. One of my loveliest drawings of this model. Thanks to the amazing rope work by my favourite Rigger. Limited Edition unique mixed media available. Shipping included… Continue reading… 0 comments

Murakami says Suffering is optional I agree with him Please Save the Date on January 22nd 2016 for Suffering is Optional A Solo show featuring Carolyn Weltman Opening January 22nd from 6 pm - 9 pm At Shag --- A Sexy Shop 108 Roebling Street @ N6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 Looking forward to you joining me at the Opening of my first show for 2016. Quite a lot of you have asked me when I'll be showing locally so this is your golden opportunity. New works, old works, original works, limited editions plus prints and cards. More information coming soon and maybe another haiku… Continue reading… 0 comments

The Hoboken 2015 Artists Studio Tour November 8, 2015 11 am to 6 pm Monroe Art Center 720 Monroe Street, Studio C 411 on the fourth floor I am excited to be participating in the Hoboken Artwalk this year. This is a new adventure for me and I hope many of my NYC and NJ friends will be attending. I will be offering a variety of treats. Beautifully framed original art and stunning limited editions ready to hang on your walls. Unframed drawings and prints both limited editions (some at sale prices) and open editions. And of course, naughty notecards and cheeky holiday cards. Exciting erotic art as well as gentle nudes to suit all wallets… Continue reading… 0 comments

I painted my lovely model, Lili all dressed up in her red dress straight onto the paper. Lili had bought a cd in the subway on the way over to the studio. The Stumblebum Brass Band. I tied her up in her red dress and turned up the music. Lili danced in place throughout our session. Her beautiful bottom bouncing in time to the music. You can see her dancing, can't you? The original painting was on exhibition at the National Arts Club in NYC in February 2009 and the limited edition print was recently on show at Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park. NJ and is being shown at The Dirty Show in Detroit, IL later this month. Original oil, watercolour, nail enamel and gesso on 100% cotton rag. Framed beautifully in a wood and brass frame… Continue reading… 0 comments

Here Kitty, Kitty! This is another painting of my fascinating model, Lili. This time I have her crouching on all fours like a kitty cat and looking up at me from under her mohawk hair. She wears her high heels defiantly. Here Kitty, Kitty has been on exhibition at Fresh Girls, a solo show at Art at Large, NYC and at Hot and Happy, also a solo show at Porninart, Zurich. Oils and watercolour crayons on 100% cotton rag paper… Continue reading… 0 comments

Join us at Babes Mean Business Holiday Bazaar on Sunday December 16th. Enjoy a glass of bubbly while you do your shopping. A great opportunity to find those last minute unique and interesting gifts and cards ..… Continue reading… 0 comments

Please join us for Babes Mean Business Holiday Bazaar on Sunday December 16th. Enjoy a glass of champagne. A great opportunity to find those last minute unique and interesting gifts and cards ..… Continue reading… 0 comments

Testosterone and Other Toppings Opening Reception Saturday October 13th 6pm - 10pm Vitruvian Gallery 734 7th Street, SE, 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20003 www.vitruviangallery.com www.vitruviangallery.com/gallery-news.html "Renowned NYC Artist, Carolyn Weltman debuts her stunning work in the Washington, DC area. If you follow male figurative art, you'll recognize Carolyn's unmistakable style from coverage in 100 Artists of the Male Figure, The Art of Man (a journal of male figurative art), and many other publications. "Testosterone and Other Toppings" includes over 30 pieces of her work featuring male, female, and transgender subjects. In each piece the artist depicts a form of aggression, contest, or sexual assertiveness… Continue reading… 0 comments

Queen Talulah. The art of Wabi Sabi, the art of imperfection, the art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in earthiness, of revering authenticity above all. This beautiful oil on 100% cotton rag has been sold. However she is available as a Unique Limited Edition Giclee in an edition of fifteen pieces. Signed, numbered and dated. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Price includes shipping… Continue reading… 0 comments

You are invited to a Summer Soiree next weekend, June 9th. For more information or if you can't read the invitation, please contact me at carolyn@artforengineers.com or at 212 683 2698. This event should be lots of fun so put your fun hats on… Continue reading… 0 comments

Arts de Valentine Birmingham, Alabama's Second Annual Masked Erotic Art Show This year benefiting the Rape Response Program of the Crisis Center Sunday, February 13th, 6pm - 10pm The Wine Loft, 2200 1st Avenue North, Downtown Birmingham Suggested donation of $10.00 and $5.00 students Masks will be provided at the door I am truly honoured once again to have been invited as the guest artist to this Valentine's event which includes 18 wonderful artists, exotic belly dancers, great jazz saxophone and mysterious fortune tellers. Several of my larger paintings will be there, plus I am showcasing two new pieces at this event Looking forward to seeing many of the friends I made last year and to meeting many more of you. For more information, please go to www.artsdevalentine… Continue reading… 0 comments

To see the exhibition of abstract american painters circa 1940 - 1960. This exhibition is vast and with far too many paintings to absorb in one visit. (A topic for a future blog, do museums curate such large exhibits in order to bring people back and make more money?). As a very figurative painter myself, I've always had issues with understanding abstract art and mostly have to follow my gut. For instance, I completely feel the genius of a Jackson Pollock but in an entirely subjective way. The passion shows through in his paintings but the paintings themselves don't make sense to me. I am a lot more comfortable with De Kooning's more figurative works as well as his colour palette. Painters like Barnett Newman leave me confused and uncomfortable… Continue reading… 11 comments

Gitana Rosa Gallery Presents: HUNG Checking Out the Contemporary Male Opening Reception: Friday, September 17, 7-10PM September 17 __" October 16, 2010 To kick off the fall season, Williamsburg__™s Gitana Rosa Gallery, refracts the male gaze. Hung, a multimedia exhibition, hones in on the male nude. A heroic figure in Greek, Roman and Renaissance art, the male nude proves more fascinating than ever. Whether it is relegated to obscurity or exalted past recognition, men__™s bodies continue to challenge both men__™s and women__™s perceptions. Love them or hate them, Hung__™s male nudes tease the line between the sensuous and the glaringly obvious to present a nuanced portrait of the contemporary male… Continue reading… 0 comments

ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING I painted my lovely model, Lili all dressed up in her red dress straight onto the paper. Lili had bought a cd in the subway on the way over to the studio. The Stumblebum Brass Band. I tied her up in her red dress and turned up the music. Lili danced in place throughout our session. Her beautiful bottom bouncing in time to the music. You can see her dancing, can't you? The original painting was on exhibition at the National Arts Club in NYC in February 2009 and the limited edition print was recently on show at Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park. NJ and is being shown at The Dirty Show in Detroit, IL later this month. Original oil, watercolour, nail enamel and gesso on 100% cotton rag. Framed beautifully in a wood and brass frame… Continue reading… 2 comments

She Flies Through the Air was named after that wonderful song, "she flies through the air with the greatest of ease, the daring young girl on the flying trapeze ..." My model, Beth stayed in this pose for a whole hour for me as well as doing two other poses during the same session. One of which was a complete inversion. She's so dedicated, don't you think? This piece is also available as an open edition prints in smaller sizes and I also have the original drawing for sale. Please contact me for more information. Price includes shipping charges… Continue reading… 0 comments

On Valentine's Day this year, Birmingham, Alabama hosted their very first Erotic Art Exhibition complete with belly dancers, (they were fabulous) masks, flashlights and most importantly, some really wonderful artwork. Leo Ticheli the organiser of this innovative event, unsure if he'd be run out of town or not, courageously rounded up his artists from both the immediate area and some of us from further afield to put together this event. Having been invited to attend and given a special mask to wear, I just as courageously headed south with a few of my paintings and drawings to lend a New York touch to the affair. The event brought in probably about four or five hundred people, we even witnessed a line at the door to get in… Continue reading… 3 comments

The day I decided to become an artist, I decided to do what is art. My decision to explore erotica and/or pornography in my painting and drawing was based on wanting to provide a message of acceptance and tolerance for one another. No judgements. One of the hardest lessons for us all to absorb. In my work I strive to demonstrate tolerance of self. Our bodies, minds, souls are to be honoured. Regardless of whether its Fine Art or Erotica or what some consider pornography that we're talking about, both are created from my time on earth, from my soul, my heart and my intellect, my sexuality and my physical being. To me, creativity is all of those things interwoven and working together… Continue reading… 1 comment

Because isn't Valentine's Day the time for love and romance and a touch of erotic? A Print Sale for Valentine's Day! For a short time only (through Valentine's Day), I'm offering all of my open edition prints at low, low prices because they make such beautiful gifts for your loved ones. Open edition giclee prints on archival matte paper. Packed on boards inside acid free cellophanes. 8.5" _ 11" prints on sale at $15 each + $5 shipping. 11" _ 14" prints for $40 each + $10 shipping. Special Offer! Any 2 of the 13" _ 19" prints for $100 + $15 shipping. And any 3 of the 4" _ 6" shoe prints for $25 + $5 shipping. Please email sophi58@hotmail.com for more information and if you would like to choose some of my prints. And please share this blog with your friends… Continue reading… 0 comments

I am very moved by the collaboration between Mike and myself. Gods and Men is a piece that has a history spanning over two years. My initial desire to create the painting. Mac's exquisite ballet whilst hanging Sol for me and Sol's absolute dedication; a wonderful and moving performance art as I watched awestruck these two men bond in an unusual and unique situation. So much moving beauty and so much trust. My overwhelming responsibility to record and create that moving beauty on my paper. Then there is David's part in filming the whole thing (as part of a documentary that I am hoping will soon be finalised) as I drew my original drawing posted here… Continue reading… 2 comments

A few weeks ago, I was wandering around in Artid and found myself in Michael Moran's studio. http://artid.com/members/bamboobt/ I was immediately fascinated by Mike's stones and spent a long time in his studio looking at his work and reading his blogs. I didn't contact Mike. However, about three days later I received an email from him telling me he liked my work too and would I consider a collaboration with him. I always pay attention to the universe and believe there are no coincidences. I did not need to think about it or be persuaded. Mike has already started working with one of my images, Gods and Men and you can see the first piece of work in his blog. Mike is going to video tape the whole process and he and I will be writing a joint blog on our collaboration… Continue reading… 4 comments