Canvas to Silk Runway Show
Since you can't come to us, we are coming to you! Introducing the Canvas to Silk virtual runway and art exhibition, where the worlds of art and fashion celebrate a symbiotic relationship.
ABOUT CANVAS TO SILK:
Artist Nicolle Dhimes transforms her latest art collection of paintings into silk scarves. Eleven beautiful models and actors walk the runway, bringing to life characters and emotions perceived in Nicolle’s collection of paintings. The purpose of the energetic and colorful show is to take art off the wall, and adorn the human body. The nontraditional runway events will explore innovative and imaginative art exhibitions.
As a figurative artist and designer, Nicolle was originally inspired by Caribbean artists, saying “ Their electric colors and depiction of vibrant daily life, started my quest to capture moments by incorporating the techniques of Hockney, Picasso, and Magritte” her compositions explore femininity and shapes from abstract to real life. “ My preference is a palette of clean lines with cool and warm colors.” She continues to train her hand and eye by making studies of older and contemporary iconic works of art in particular, of female figures, interiors, still life, and nature. She starts her compositions by sketching one line drawings and illustrations modeled after photographs, memory, and vignettes encountered in life. She then distorts shapes and shifts colors to highlight details, add contrast, enhance shadows, and feelings that might have gone otherwise unnoticed. “ I aim to guide viewers into a world manipulated from a parallel dimension of reality into an imaginary alternate world.”
Nicolle depicts interiors and vignettes of homes in the Hill Country and Bahamas, employing warm pink red tones, to evoke a woman’s feeling of comfort and nostalgia, for her body of work “Inside Light.”