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Background Information

I was born in the north of England in 1962. My parents always encouraged me to follow artistic pursuits and from childhood, I never stopped painting and writing.

I first joined the Black Velvet Seductions family as a cover artist, producing the original artwork for Toy’s Story: Acquisition of a Sex Toy, The Crimson Z, The Stir of Echo, Rally Fever, Temporally Yours, and most recently Night Angel.
I received the title of published author in November of 2006 with the publication of my first short story The Anniversary which was published in The Crimson Z, a paranormal anthology. The Anniversary is an emotional paranormal story about a couple, very much in love, who are separated on their anniversary.  Though the separation occurs through no fault of their own it appears permanent, till the heroine learns that a mystical piece of jewellery given to her by the hero many years before will allow the hero and heroine one evening together each year on the anniversary of their separation. I’ve been pleased by the many positive comments, the story has received. Most of the comments include the sentiment that the reader is surprised that a BDSM story would tug at their emotions the way that The Anniversary does.
My second story The Key was published on the web in February 2007 as a part of Black Velvet Seduction’s Valentines celebration. Though it is no longer available on the web it is packaged with my third story Temporally Yours. Like all books published by Black Velvet Seductions Temporally Yours is available in paperback, ebook, and Kindle format.
Temporally Yours is a lighter story than The Anniversary but it still means a lot to me. Time plays a pivotal role in Temporally Yours, and it plays a pivotal role in my own life as well. Time is something that I never have enough of in my own life. I am by nature a work-aholic, working 80-100 hours most weeks. I love what I do, it is as simple as that. When I go on holiday I take work with me, either art or writing, these days usually both. I am used to multitasking and normally have a couple of writing projects on the go and at least two art projects all running simultaneously. I find It helps my creativity to switch between projects.  

Temporally Yours quite simply stems from the idea … what if we could stop time … eliminate the things that don’t matter as much and live the important moments free of time constraints. This is the promise afforded Susan and Patrick in Temporally Yours…except there is no free lunch…everything has a cost.
My fourth published piece is a short domestic discipline story, In The Driving Seat, which debuted at Black Velvet Seductions in their Erotic Relationship Stories area. In The Driving Seat asks the question…can a marriage really be ruined by a wife’s excessive spending…and can it really be aided by the addition of domestic discipline (spanking).  The story is available on it's own but is also available in Spanked!  a domestic discipline anthology also available from Black Velvet Seductions.
My art and writing often embraces Dominance and submission. Because of my art and writing I’ve had the privilege to know a number of people in this lifestyle and they have never given me the impression that they were anything other than normal people who have different tastes. I believe that relationships that have their foundation in dominance and submission, are just like most other relationships. They all seem to suffer from the same problems and hassles about work, money and everything else our society throws at us. At their very best, D/s relationships are beautiful relationships filled with respect, trust and love and this is at the heart of both my writing and my art work.   
All of my writing is available for purchase at Black Velvet Seductions (
My art work (much of which is erotic) can be seen at
Online I can also be found at the following places and welcome friendships on any or all of them:


First published story “The Anniversary” in the anthology “The Crimson Z”, Black Velvet Seductions, publication date November 2006

Illustration published in Spiritual Transformation through BDSM; Stories and Submissions from Fellow Travellers
Edited by Sensuous Sadie June 2007

“The Key” Black Velvet Seductions, publication date January 2008

“Temporally Yours” in the anthology “The Crimson Z Two”, Black Velvet Seductions, publication date January 2008

“In the Driving Seat” short story in an anthology on the subject of domestic discipline, Black Velvet Seductions, publication January 2009.

"Spanked!" Black Velvet Seductions, publication date October 2010

“Beauty in Every Form” Black Velvet Seductions, publication date 2011.

“The Trainer” Black Velvet Seductions, publication date 2012.

Featured artist in “Jade” Magazine March – April 2007

Featured artist in “Scarlet” Magazine January 2008

Featured as an artist in “The Guild of Erotic Artists vol. II” publication date 0ctober 2008

Featured artist in Forum Penthouse March 2009

Featured artist in “Scarlet” Magazine October 2009

Featured artist in "Erotic Knave" Magazine April 2010


Member of “The Guild of Erotic Artists”
Professional Associate Member of the “Society of All Artists”
Member of “Association Erotic Artists”
The British Museum of Erotic Art
Founding member of the “Fenland Visual Arts Collective” chair 2005-6
Member “Fenland Arts” Executive committee 2005-6

Recent exhibitions

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington DC, March – May 2005
Cambridge Open Studio Exhibition, Palace House, Newmarket, June 18th - 23rd 2005
Cambridge Open Studio Solo Exhibition, Savage Studios, Chatteris, July 2nd/3rd, 9th/10th, 16th/17th, 23rd/24th 2005
Solo exhibition, March Town Hall, October 5th - 19th 2005
Fenland Visual Arts Collective Open Studios, September 2006
“100% pure”, The Glass Box, Coventry, September 2006
“The Expo”, Skin Two, The Barbican Centre, London, October 7th/8th 2006
“Amora” - The London Academy of Sex and Relationships” April - October 2008.
Currently represented in the British Museum of Erotic Art
“ETO” exhibition, Birmingham NEC, 22nd /23rd July 2007
“Erotica”, Olympia, London, November 23rd - 25th 2007
“Passion”, Earls Court, London, May 24th/25th 2008
“Excite”, Savage Studios, Chatteris, October 24th - 26th 2008
“Erotica”, Olympia, London, November 21st - 23rd 2008
“Excite”, Savage Studios, Chatteris, October 22nd - 25th 2009
“Erotica”, Olympia, London, November 22nd - 25th 2009
"100 Square feet" London, February 2010
“Erotica”, Olympia, London, November 19th - 21st 2010
“Skin Two North” Leeds February 12th 2011

Cover illustrations for Black Velvet Seductions

“Toy’s Story” by Robert Cloud
“Rally Fever” by Crea Jones
“The Stir of Echo” by Susan Gabriel
“The Crimson Z” by Robert Cloud, Lee Rush, Richard Savage, Abby Blythe, Kara Elsberry
“Temporally Yours” and “The Key” by Richard Savage
“Night Angel” by Renee Reeves
"Holly’s Big Bad Santa" by Starla Kaye
"Only the Lonely" by Susan Gabriel
"Spanked" by Starla Kaye, Richard Savage, and Cara Bristol
"Her Cowboy's Way" by Starla Kaye
“Their Lady Gloriana” by Starla Kaye

Cover illustrations for Pink Flamingo

“A Shameful Devotion” by Ron Kozloff
“Capturing Cressida” by Imogen Edwards
“Convincing Maggie” by BJ Wane
“Her Submissive” by BJ Wane
“Crimes & Lovers” by Lizbeth Dusseau
“Jealousy: Tessa's Submission” by Ophelia
“Jordon's Pet” by Rose Thornwell
“Sasha's Portrait: The Art of S” by BJ Wane
“Swastika Binds: Holly's Sex Mistress” by Eddy Vale
“The Handmaiden’s Revenge” by Lizbeth Dusseau
“The Saga of a Naughty Lady” by Lizbeth Dusseau
“The Velvet Whip” by J D Jensen

Cover illustrations for Desdemona

“Bras Coup” by Anon
“Cold Hands Warm Heart” by Vincent Diamond
“Forget the Bitch” by Anon
“In the Stars” by Anon
“A Visit from the Man in Red” By Jean Roberta
“Mr. Johnson and I” by Ezra Zane
“Over The Limit” by Jeremy Spencer
“Queremos” by Jean Roberta
“Rebirth” by Scott Allen
“Rocky Shoals” by Sarah Black
“The Rooftop” by Faith Bicknell-Brown
“Shakespeare” by Anon
“Stiletto” by Anon
“Sunny Summer Loving” by Patrick Myers
“Blast From The Past” by Patrick Myers
“The Silent Tutsi” by Bradley Stoke
“The Lady of the Moon” by Anon
“The Loan Couch” by Jack Pfeffer
“The Waterhole” by Leonard Waters

Cover illustrations for Blue Moon Publications

“The Latest Thing in Space Dolls” by Sidney Durham
"Into The Black" by Ally Blue
“Night Wolfing” by Brenda Williamson
“Wicked Women” by Pam

Miscellaneous other covers

“The Last Days of Thunderchild” by Colin A Powell
“Zap” by Zabeta Manatakis cover and 14 illustrations by R J Savage
"A Very Special Place to Poop" by Richard Savage and Laurie Sanders

Some examples can be seen at

Black Velvet Seductions
Pink flamingo

Additional Information

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Favorite Links

The Art of Richard Savage
My website, where you can see my artwork, erotic and non erotic, my writing and more.

The Art of Richard Savage
My blog, where I write about my art, my writing, events, exhibitions, news and anything else that tickles my fancy!

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