"Holly Hocks" Art Coat by Sarah Nolan
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Sarah Nolan is Singular's artist that paints with objects instead of brushes. Here she has used a piece of wire mesh with scrabbled-in color to create an overall background pattern in burgundy, apple green and white, on top of which she's added random, floating turquoise blue butterflies. All of this on the copper silk background with the apple green lining creates a beautiful and unusual effect like only Nolan can! There's a lovely, buzzy visual energy to this piece that can either dress up over basic black or dress down over a burgundy tee and dark skinny jeans. Just add a bit of chunky silver jewelry and you're ready for anything!
Copper shantung silk shell
with apple green shantung silk lining. Sarah Nolan's Bio
Santa Fe, New Mexico
“I was born in Mississippi and had a childhood that included eating fried chicken (yum!), fishing for bass, and swinging on wisteria vines.”
“I Moved to New York City after college and began a different life working in tall gray buildings, wearing gray/black/blue clothes and getting an MBA at night at NYU. I spent endless hours at a top consulting firm restructuring really big companies.”
“The next phase of my career began as a corporate innovator/rejuvenator and CEO. I restructured two large financial subsidiaries and three very small internet companies. Then I stopped and became a consultant for non-profit organizations.”
One day, pneumonia caught me and I thought I would die. When I got better I began to paint seven days a week to learn how to make art. I learned to paint on non-traditional fabrics with objects in addition to paintbrushes. I went to India to learn wood block printing and to paint clothing.”
“While living in New York City, prior to attending a women’s luncheon, I decided I was tired of wearing traditional dull-colored suits and made a brightly painted silk coat to wear. Other attendees wanted to know where they could get one, and Singular Couture was born.”
I love painting original pieces of clothing. Now I have the additional fun of finding talented artists to add to our roster of artists who paint pieces for Singular Couture.”