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Featured Artist Heather Cohen | Artsy Shark

Textile artist Heather Cohen makes use of completely different portray methods to create boldly colourful patterned wearable artwork. See extra of her assortment by visiting her website.

 

handpainted shawl with batik and shibori

Silk Patchwork Shibori & Batik Wrap, hand painted wearable fiber

 

I’m a textile designer and artist with over 4 many years of design expertise, presently residing in North Carolina.

 

Hand painted linen jacket

Linen Jacket, hand painted wearable fiber

 

I’m initially from a small city known as Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. From a really younger age I used to be influenced by my aunt, a widely known batik and stained glass artist. I spent many hours in her studio studying about design and the completely different methods utilized in material portray. It was throughout that point that my aunt acknowledged my capacity with regard to understanding shade and design.

 

batik hand painted shawl

Blue Mobius Batik, hand painted wearable fiber

 

Rising up in Africa had and continues to have a powerful affect in my shade palettes and trend ideas.

 

hand painted patterned triangle shawl

Patchwork Triangular Scarf with Burnout Border, hand painted wearable fiber

 

After receiving a High quality Artwork diploma specializing in Textile Design and Shade Idea at The Ruth Prowse School of Artwork in Cape City, South Africa, I started my profession as a stylist and designer at a well-respected material firm in Southern California. A part of my job was to journey to Europe for analysis and design improvement. I assisted within the creation of trend ahead material prints and material varieties.

 

Shibori painted wearable art

Shibori Cotton-Flannel Cape, hand painted wearable fiber

 

After six years of working for them, I made a decision I wished to develop into a contract artist, designing for a lot of completely different corporations. Finally, I made a decision to develop my very own line of hand-painted clothes. By way of seven nationwide trend reps, my clothes line was bought to boutiques throughout the nation.

 

Tribal Batik Scarf, hand painted wearable fiber

 

After a decade, my husband and I made a decision to go in a special course. We wished to promote on to the general public via wonderful artwork reveals up and down the east coast. We now have been doing this for the previous 25 years.

 

batik scarf

Batik Infinity Scarf, hand painted wearable fiber

 

I begin off by creating and designing my clothes traces utilizing solely pure and natural materials, i.e., silk, linen and cotton gauze. These materials are white blanks on which I hand paint utilizing a wide range of methods. They embody batik, shibori and freehand watercolor functions.

 

batik shawl hand painted by Heather Cohen

Scroll Batik Scarf, hand painted wearable fiber

 

All of my creations are distinctive and considered one of a sort. No two are precisely alike. My designs proceed to replicate the affect of rising up in Africa surrounded by stunning colours and daring African tribal motifs.

 

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