Naturist takes on life modeling in senior years


Hold that pose! Life models bare all for the beauty of art

In a darkened Algonquin College art studio, Hartley steps down from the small lighted platform to take a break and then wanders among the 30 or so third-year animation students looking at their artwork.

Wearing nothing but flip flops and a towel draped over one shoulder, he appears to make the young students a little nervous as he stops to chat to them about their artwork.

He shrugs later saying he finds it curious that artists would feel uncomfortable talking to him while he’s still nude just moments after they spent 20 minutes sketching him in detail.

It wasn’t until he was a young married man serving in the Royal Canadian Navy while living in Moncton in the mid 1950s that he first tried naturism.

His wife was hesitant to join him at first. Some women from the club however, got in touch with her and managed to put her at ease.

Howard has been an avid naturist ever since.

Source: Ottawa Citizen
Hold that pose! Life models bare all for the beauty of art

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3 Comments
  1. ozcloggie 3 years ago

    Yes. My perspective is influenced by having BEEN a ‘naturist’, for quite a few years. (Ever since I noticed that on a beach well south of Sydney a couple – in the distance- simply stripped off and enjoyed being in the surf. That was followed by, on a trip, back to the Netherlands, I found that there were legal ‘nude bathing’ sections. Most of all, upon my return to Sydney, Bob Reed, recommended attending the “nude beach” to get rid of the hives that I was covered in, (urticaria) when I returned from an earlier trip to France and the Netherlands.
    ” Urticaria, also known as hives, is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps or plaques (wheals) on the skin that appear suddenly — either as a result of the body’s reaction to certain allergens, or for unknown reasons.” At least I KNOW when it started!

    • ozcloggie 3 years ago

      Recently there have been nude models, @ the Art Class that I attend, @ Hazelhurst, here in the southern suburbs of Sydney. The most recent model being a gentleman, very likely not THAT much younger than I am.
      MANY years ago, when ‘converting’ from being a primary school teacher, to qualifying as a secondary school art teacher, it helped a lot to have nude models, to understand the anatomy that influences the shape of clothes on people.

  2. sassycoupleok 3 years ago

    The video was amazing.

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