The first portrait of Mistress Ezada

This was the first ever portrait of the beautiful Romanian mistress


It was commissioned by that rare individual – the one who actually paid attention to what his Mistress wants.

While others were giving her what they thought she wanted…chocolates, wine, etc. or were giving her what they wanted…Victoria’s Secret lingerie, crazy high-heels, etc., “frank” listened to his Mistress and understood her hints.

A couple of years ago Mistress Ezada came to London and though we had arranged to meet and see some of the sights, in the event it rained all day and we ended up sitting in cafés. In the course of a far-ranging and remarkably pleasant chat I made two sketches of her.



She expressed her pleasure publicly at receiving these and ‘frank’ used his initiative to commission a full-size watercolour portrait of her as a surprise Christmas present. When he presented it to her the reaction was all he could have hoped.

 “In fact her face lit like the sun when she discovered what it was. She studied every detail  and wanted to know everything about the creation process. For me it was one of the happiest moments I ever had and I really want to thank you for this.”

Of course that encouraged the two other portraits already featured:-

Portrait of Mistress Ezada 1

Portrait of Mistress Ezada 2

Portrait of Mistress Ezada with single-tail whip

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Portrait of Mistress Eleise de Lacy 2


For this surprise portrait of Mistress Eleise she has been depicted in a pose made famous by Grace Kelly in Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”. With its Hollywood elegance and simple lines but with the subtle inclusion of a whip it made an unusual but distinctive portrait. Dungeon scenes are always good and welcome but dominance can be depicted in so many other ways.


Portrait of Eleise de Lacy 1


Mistress Eleise displays this and other paintings of her.

Portrait of Lady Nina Birch

Christmas 2014 I made a visit out to the English Mansion and was treated to a wonderful hog-roast by the fire of the Great Hall to the sound of slave-minstrels playing from the lofty gallery. As the meal came to a close Mistress Sidonia dismissed the slave-waiters for the night and told me of her desire for a commission. She wished to give a portrait as a surprise gift to her long-time friend and collaborator Lady Nina Birch.

“She has everything already, so what better than a portrait by you.”

she cooed, jabbing an elegantly gloved finger into my ribs. I painted Lady Nina many years back and again recently as part of the Sardax Circus . Mistress Sidonia had told me that one of her favourite paintings of mine was of a bizarre shoe-shop I had made as part of a commissioned series.


I took this as a guide though I kept it a little more focussed on her and not any activity. I wanted it to show her perhaps in the quiet library of her own Mansion with its monogrammed fireplace and symbolic crossed birches. On the shelves books are shown with titles relating to her own life and interests. At her feet sissy-maids (a great speciality of Lady Nina) are shown polishing her boots to a bright gleam.


The presentation was held on her birthday at a very exclusive club.  I was invited to witness the unwrapping and it was an immense pleasure to see the smile on her face as she took it all in, and also to see Mistress Sidonia’s satisfaction as she looked on.  She had given her an unique and unrepeatable gift ; it was a great pleasure to be asked to provide this.

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