Recently I had the opportunity to do some really unique commissioned fashion illustrations. I met someone who works for a company called Arbonne and she wanted to give a special custom gift to 4 of the ladies that she works with in the company. Each of these ladies received awards for huge accomplishments they have had in their careers and she wanted to commemorate this moment in time for them. I was able to incorporate the Arbonne logo in the circle behind them, and also their awards written in script. What a treasure for these ladies to have a momento from one of the biggest moments of their careers, and, of course, in their most fabulous frocks! To order a custom fashion illustration suited to your needs, visit my shop HERE.
I am so excited to finally reveal the paintings that I did in Wales! I have a new web page dedicated to the new collection called "Flights of Curiosity" found at http://www.taradeetscreek.com/new-page-1/ . On this page you can see my art and read the stories that were behind the paintings. I still have originals for sale and you can also order prints! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in prices of originals or prints or if you have any questions about the work at all. If you are local to the Akron area, my paintings will be on display at Revival (822 W Market Street, Akron, Oh 44303) through the month of December. Here is one of my paintings entitled "In Her Mind's Eye". Go to my new web page to see the whole collection!
Back in April I decided to give fashion illustration a whirl. I started with a couple looks from Marchesa. The first one pictured below is from the Marchesa Spring Summer 2016 collection.
This next look is from the Marchesa Fall Winter 2016 collection.
This week Georgina Chapman Marchesa, founder of Marchesa, posted one of my illustrations on her personal Instagram page. Then, last night, to my surprise, 3 photos of my illustrations were posted on the official Marchesa Instagram page! To have the designer of the dresses I was drawing recognize my work in this way was surreal and quite an honor! I was so touched that they appreciated my art just as much as I have appreciated their art! Their gowns are so inspired and artfully crafted, I just want them all.
Prints of these two prints are now available for purchase on my Etsy page! I am so excited to get them in homes all across America so that everyone can enjoy a Marchesa gown. If you can't own one for your body, at least hang one on your wall! Prints can be purchased HERE.