Art meets fashion here in a bit of artist promotion.
Your eyes deceive you not. There are nine of me, or at least nine of my artist persona Emerald Dunne.
Good friend Mimi Galore has been building a portfolio for her business (links to follow). There are nine of me in a number of colourful frocks. The idea is to star in your own photo – again and again.
And although I’m a few years older now, I still enjoy giving these pictures an airing and using them to promote my work. What a thing to show my great-nephews and nieces! Especially when I hand on my frocks. 🙂
I think Denise’s photos work very well and it was a lot of fun to do. In addition, they show up my work in a whole new way. It highlights my love of colour, evident in both the paintings I do and the clothes I love.To quote Carl Jung:
Colours express the main psychic functions of man.
My own artist background is in stained glass and I’m a prolific painter of bright, abstract art and seascapes. I enjoy the mood-altering effect that vibrant colours can have on emotions, whether found in an outfit or a room, on a spring day or a canvas. So it’s no surprise that my wardrobe veres towards the colourful rather than the constant black I wore as a young punk/metalhead.
Having a commendable collection of frocks, I was only too pleased to lend a hand and help my friend with her portfolio. So we agreed to create the story of Emerald Dunne the artist. In it we were creating the opening night of an exhibition where I’m playing a number of alter egos: an artist, an art consultant on the phone to her client, luvvies mingling and the odd prospective buyer.
These dresses, years old now, are from UK High Street stores such as Karen Millen, Coast and Reiss which are my favourite places to frock shop. But there’s also another one here with a story to it which I’ll link to here once it goes live later this year.
As for what I really wear when I’m painting… well, you wouldn’t expect me to get all those frocks painty, would you?
((Photo above by another talented pal, Owen Llewelyn.)
Do you have your own colourful artist style – or just a colourful style? Drop me a comment!