"Up Up and Away" Art Coat by Sarah Nolan
What a gorgeous color palette in this piece! The pretty copper silk with the turquoise blue lining is beautifully complemented by Nolan's painted patterns of vibrant turquoise with accents of pale apple green and burgundy. She's placed printed grid patterns diagonally across the front opening of the coat and in the center of the back. They seem to hover above a series of loose brushstrokes in turquoise blue with a rising diagonal motion that suggests a summer sky. The feel is light and airy like a fresh, breezy southwest afternoon.
Copper shantung silk shell
Wear Up Up and Away to a special evening out with basic black and a traditional southwest native turquoise and silver necklace. Or wear it over a white top and jeans with chunky turquoise stone jewelry!
with turquoise 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.”