This is part 3 of 6 posts, showing the behind the scenes of the Charlotte Olympia, Neiman Marcus collaboration, where i as the artist, was commissioned to hand paint 100 limited edition pairs of Charlotte’s signature shoe: The Dolly. My previous post, skims over the project that was redeveloped from last years popular hand painted Dolly’s that we made for Vogue Fashion Night Out. I am a british artist, specialising in painting and photography, in particular body painting. I exhibit internationally with my gallery, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, but i love doing exciting projects like this MAMMOTH one: a three month project of solid hand painting canvas shoes that was launched and sold by Neiman Marcus in their Bal Harbour Miami store, December 2012. Watch the making of the shoes through these 6 posts and enjoy!x
Information about the Neiman Marcus / Charlotte Olympia collaboration limited edition hand painted Dolly’s can be found at Charlotte Olympia
6 great Artists to inspire the design: Piet Mondrian: a pivotal artist taking part in the De Stijl movement, his 1930s primary colour grid paintings, repeated throughout decades of fashion, gave impact through simplicity and structure. Transfer this inspiration onto the Dolly and the impact is just as great. I could not have predicted just how many brushes i would go through for this project. Thank you to Jacksons Art Supplies by Putney Bridge, for having all the supply of brushes, paint and sprays that i needed!
last years mondrian inspired dolly with a hint of gold. If you walked down the street with these shoes on, you would sure to be stopped every step of the way!