"Tantrum" Art Coat by Sarah Nolan
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Sarah Nolan's sense of humor os showing again, with her title on this piece. Maybe she felt like she was having a color and paint tantrum when she painted it. Maybe she thought the shapes and colors were having their own tantrum. Or maybe she hopes the wearer will feel on the delicious edge of throwing a great big party of a tantrum!
Either way this coat is a ton of fun, from the mix of teal and black stripes with teal and black checks to the riot of color and loose, spontaneous brushwork. Yet somehow she makes it all work, so the end effect is playful yet sophisticated, edgy yet tempered. What a great look to wear for daytime with a white blouse, skinny jeans and heels, or over a slim skirt to the office. Then dress it up over basic black for a dressier event...all occasions call for a tantrum now and then.
Sarah Nolan's Bio
Teal and black striped shantung silk shell with
teal and black checked shantung silk lining.
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.”