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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

Little Warrior has always been one of my favourite pieces of work. Little Warrior is an exotic dancer. She's also one of the most courageous women I've ever met, hence her name. Little Warrior is a Unique Limited Edition giclee with original drawing over the giclee. Little Warrior can also be purchased as an open edition print in various sizes. Please contact me for information… 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

Body of a Woman was inspired by two things. My gorgeous model, Amber and a poem by Pablo Neruda entitled Body of a Woman from his book, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. The canvas has the poem written on the back both in Spanish and English. "Body of a woman, white hills, white thighs. You look like a world, lying in surrender." My hope is that I have done his beautiful poem justice… Continue reading… 0 comments

Brand New - More Kissing is another very romantic drawing of my two new models. They kissed for two hours for me to provide me with these fabulous drawings. Kissing and More Kissing are my favourites so far. I painted the Kissing pictures because the Universe needs more love. Limited edition giclee print with original work over the print using enamels and watercolour crayons… Continue reading… 0 comments

Fanfare is a new work. Very joyful and full of life. Fanfare is a glorious row of pretty girls with fans and long red gloves. Such a happy painting full of colour. The unique limited edition giclee is hand decorated with enamels and crayons rendering each piece an original. Size 13" _ 19" on 100 Schoellershammer Linen 100 cotton rag paper. Signed, numbered and dated. This piece comes with a certificate of authenticity. Fanfare is also available as an open edition print. Please contact me for details. Price includes shipping… Continue reading… 0 comments

The lovely and whimsical Smokin' Josie is a unique limited edition giclee with real nail enamel on her finger nails. Signed, dated and numbered. with a certificate of authenticity. Created on 100% cotton rag paper. I have open edition prints available. Please email me for prices starting at $25 + $5 shipping… 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

ON SALE - (reduced from $550). Price includes shipping. Sweet Dreams is really gentle and beautiful nude depicted sleeping quietly. This piece is a unique limited edition giclee in an edition of fifty pieces. Each is hand decorated with enamels and watercolour crayons (not shown here as each piece is created on an individual basis). Signed, dated and numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Created on 100% cotton rag paper. Smaller open edition prints available. Please message me for details… 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

I am very excited to share with you a special event. My artwork has been included both on the covers and inside the newly published book 100 Artists of the Male Figure by E. Gibbons: This is the very first hard-cover book, EVER, dedicated to living artists of the contemporary male figure in traditional media like painting, drawing and sculpture. This book includes NO photography, NO digital imagery or cartoons, and NO erotic work; just beautiful works of painting, drawing and sculpture. The visual variety of the male form in this new book is astounding in its diversity, representing artists from all over the globe… Continue reading… 2 comments

On the day before Valentine's Day, Birmingham, Alabama hosted their second Erotic Art Exhibition. This year with tango dancers, a saxophone player and a fortune teller to complement the amazing belly dancers (who were even better than last year). There was plenty of first class erotic artwork including paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and video. Masks were handed out to all the attendees at the door. Although many people wore their own masks to give an air of Mardi Gras combined with Venice to lend a Valentine's air to the event. Leo Ticheli is the organiser of Arts de Valentine which this year was held to support the Birmingham Women's Rape Crisis Center. http://www.crisiscenterbham.comContinue reading… 1 comment

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

Naughty Boys and Girls I have just finished hanging my exhibition which is opening in two days. A comprehensive collection of works by Carolyn Weltman Hosted by Basha Gallery December 9, 2010 6pm - 9:30pm Basha Gallery 45 East 34th Street Suite #3 Tel: 212 683 2698 or 917 499 6193 I'd be really thrilled to see any of you who live or are in the New York area, so please do attend and forward this invitation to your friends and your mailing lists… 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

Yesterday I added a new gallery to my studio. A Homage to Curvy Women celebrates women's bodies and their beautiful curves. I've always loved to draw larger women, they remind me of voluptuous landscape. Hills and valleys. Woman historically have many issues with their bodies, be they small or large, fat or thin, long-legged, short-waisted. I find all of you quite beautiful. However there have been women (and men) that I've not wanted to draw or paint. Its about who they are and not what they are. And in case the men are feeling left out, I'll be adding a gallery for you soon. Interestingly, I do find larger women are more open to being drawn than larger men. Enjoy my large and lovelies. I'll be happy to hear what you think of them. You'll find them right here ..… Continue reading… 2 comments

I do normally try to keep my blogs positive, however sometimes a person just needs to vent. During my career as an artist, I've been disappointed many times by galleries who refused to return my work; people who have reneged on sales; and so many others who in some way or other, took advantage of my being an artist to disrespect that this is my career. I've come to understand that many people have a twisted view of the value of an artist's work. I've learnt to deal with knowing that "no matter what!" people will steal my images off the internet and even in some instances, claim them as their own. I've learnt to move on and I've also "toughened up"… Continue reading… 1 comment

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

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

I am very excited to be participating in two exhibitions both opening in time for Valentine's day. Dragon Girl and She Flies Through the Air will be on view at ... The Dirty Show February 12 - 20, 2010 Bert's Warehouse Theater, 2739 Russell Street, Detroit, Michigan for more information: info@dirtydetroit.com or visit the website: http://www.dirtyshow.org At the other end of the erotic spectrum, I will be exhibiting and attending the opening of Arts de Valentine. I will be showing Gods and Men and The Carnival Queen at this exciting new venue which will benefit Bare Hands Gallery. Arts de Valentine is Birmingham's first erotic art exhibition and along with the music and belly dancers, there will be artwork from 16 invited artists… Continue reading… 0 comments

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