Coats are hand painted and embellished by talented artists.
Artist Sarah Nolan
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 NYC after college and began a different life working in tall gray buildings, wearing gray/blue/black 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 and 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 and to stitch and embroider paintings. I went to India to learn block printing and learned to paint on clothing.
While living in NYC, prior to attending a ladies' luncheon, I decided I was tired of wearing traditional dull-colored suits and made a brightly painted gold silk coat to wear. (See "Faberge" in our pictures.) Other attendees wanted to know where they could get one. 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.