A love and lust for hairy men with strong and beefy features has turned into a passionate 14-year affair for artist Peter Skirrow.

On Monday night, the 50-year-old revealed his most intimate works in an exhibition called Now & Then at the TAP Gallery.

The exhibition provides a intimate retrospective of the bear community and also enables art buyers to pluck out a piece of fur for their collection.

There are more than 75 drawings to exhibit, but every work is special for this budding artist. Skirrow said the art describes his emotional relationship with men and is a projection of himself.

“I relate to being a bear myself and I like the fact they tend to be more natural about the way they look,” he said.

“I portray men in a moving and realistic way. I try to capture moments that are intimate and personal.”

Skirrow’s art is bother super sexy and revealing. His favourite piece, an intimate portrait, was created specifically for his partner.

“It’s a piece I did of a man sitting in a toilet at a beat and there’s lot of dick action,” Skirrow said.

“It’s a talking point because I think a lot of gays can relate to it and put their finger on the point as it’s a place of great intimate pleasure.

“Some of the work is only appropriate for a personal space. I normally find that if I put a penis in a work it tends to prevent it from being sold.”

The price of the works varies from $100 to $1000. The exhibition will continue until Sunday 2 March.

The TAP gallery is located Level 1, 278 Palmer St, Darlinghurst.

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