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Fifty Shades of Red

Posted in Art, Erotica, Fantasy, Fetish, Fiction, Horror, Nude, Painting, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2015 by Hallward House

Safe and Sane or Dangerously Deranged?

Master_Nick-Birth-of-VenusMy sweetie and I just caught a sneak preview of Fifty Shades of Grey, for what else would an author of twisted fiction/fetish artist and the founder of a burlesque revue do on a weekday night? (Don’t think too hard about that. I wouldn’t tell you if you guessed right anyway.)

For those who’ve somehow hitherto dodged knowledge of 50 Shades, here’s the gist in just one sentence. Anastasia Steele, a naive young virgin just getting out of college, is reeled into a relationship with sadistic business magnate Christian Grey.

It’s been suggested that I should tie promotion of my Crimson Kink paintings to the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. I find the idea questionable, yet tempting.  Continue reading

Art is never inappropriate!

Posted in Art, Erotica, Fetish, Horror, Nude, Painting with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2014 by Hallward House

Master_Nick-art-cabaretWould you like to see those black blinder bars get out of your way?

Spread the word!

Art is never inappropriate! Continue reading

How to interpret what she says

Posted in Art, Painting, Rant, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2014 by Hallward House

No means no.

tgarden4web-master_nickOf course, “No,” should be self explanatory. (I paint images of women in bondage, and even I know to respect a no.) Yet people get this wrong all the time. In fact, “No means no,” is getting to be an old expression, specifically because so many apparently still need the lesson repeated. And it doesn’t end there. Do you know, there are a few other subtle and not so subtle cues which some still miss? For those who may need a bit of clarification, don’t worry. I’ll walk you through them. Continue reading

How to Create an Art Series by Accident

Posted in Burlesque, Modeling, Nude, Painting, Photography, Succubus, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2014 by Hallward House

Lie back, put your feet up,
and realize that even our deviations have purpose.
BoundThen get back up and get to work!

By design, most of my works stand in series largely distinct from one another, yet all are connected by theme and by fiction. Zombies and succubi, masochists and mad scientists may seem like strange bedfellows, but Continue reading

The Ringmaster Presents The Carnal Commission

Posted in Art, Erotica, Fantasy, Goth, Horror, Modeling, Nude, Painting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by Hallward House

ringmaster-roberts-censored.jpgLadies and Gentlemen, tonight I don the tall hat of your not-so-humble Ringmaster to raise the Crimson Curtain! Step right up and see what secrets lurk within the Carnal Veil!

Whatever thrill you desire, whether you seek to be amused, aroused or horrified, ’tis my pleasure to provide all of the above, often all at once!

For those, faint of heart, I bid you take courage! We shall not dismiss artistic carnality as base or vulgar, for with our living flesh, we drive the tent stakes deep, and erect the big top to the loftiest heights!

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Silly Krampus – Spanking is for Grown-Ups!

Posted in Art, Erotica, Fantasy, Fetish, Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2013 by Hallward House

Flashback Friday – Krampus Revisited

Regarding the Krampus, I recently wrote an irreverent poem and posted it just days ago, but these were not my first musings on this creepy character. Presented here is a naughty note from one year ago…

krampus4web-master-nickI first learned of The Krampus in a Venture Brothers Christmas Special. I was so intrigued and tickled that I had to do a little research.

While Saint Nicholas goes about giving gifts to good little boys and girls, the Krampus travels with him, beating the bad little ones with switches, and carrying them off for further punishments! 

Now I’m not overly fond of screaming rug-rats, yet however irksome the worst of the wee ones may be, this old Nick can only condone the caning of consenting adults, as depicted here.  Continue reading

The War on Krampus

Posted in Art, Erotica, Fetish, Horror, Nude, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2013 by Hallward House

They say that you have to respect other people’s beliefs.

No. No, you don’t.

krampus4web-master-nickIf for no other reason than the ethic of reciprocity, ’tis indeed good to respect other people’s right to their own beliefs, even if those beliefs are grounded in not but tall tales and false positives.

So people are free to believe whatever nonsense they wish, while we are also free to recognize and call out foolishness when we see it. Here, I do the latter, in irreverent and lyrical form.

“Irreverent” is a term so oft employed in describing comedic works that the word has well nigh lost all meaning. This holiday season, I will show you bloody irreverence! Continue reading