"Okchamali (Turquoise)" Art Coat by Billy Hensley
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Hensley is a talented young Chickasaw artist with a modern graphic sensibility and a great sense of color. With "Okchamali," his newest piece, he's paired burgundy, red, black, and palest blue paint in swirling waves within vertical bars on the front and back. The bars are slightly assymetrical, giving an interesting surprise to the design, and he's added small sections of barred paint, here in horizontal lines, to the cuffs as well. The overall effect is a stunning contemporary piece that complements the gorgeous peacock blue silk fabric of the coat exterior.
This one could be dressed up over a black top and cigarette leg pant with chunky silver or copper jewelry, or dressed down over a black stretch tee and your favorite slim leg jeans. And wouldn't it look fabulous over a column of white top and pant!
Peacock blue dupioni silk shell with copper shantung silk lining.Billy Hensley's Bio
“I am a mostly self-taught Chickasaw artist, living and working in Norman, Oklahoma. Starting at an early age I always had an interest in art. My childhood interest did not manifest itself until I reached High School where I was encouraged to pursue my talent and vision by my art teacher. I am predominantly a painter, but also create illustrations. I strive to stay original in my work and let it always evolve with fresh new techniques and applications.”
“I try to stay true to myself through my art. Painting is a way to express day to day subject matter. I believe a true artist needs not to explain their work but to leave the explanation up to the viewer. The viewer’s thoughts and feelings invoked by a work are all that really matter.”