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Carole Waller Handpainted Cotton Loose Canvas Jacket “Clouds”


Carole Waller is a fine art painter who specializes in painting with fabric dye directly onto cloth for the purpose of making completely unique painted clothing. What differentiates her work is the contemporary voice that she brings to her work, mining her interior mind, combining influences from her late artist husband and partner, Gary Wood. The power of words is infused in her work, along with a richness of color that defines each piece. Carole began making wearables in 1986, and as happens with many artists, time passes and the work becomes more about abstraction than shape. She trained in painting at Canterbury College of Art, followed by achieving an MA at Cranbrook Academy of Art near Detroit. Her work is featured in many books on contemporary textiles and is found in museums such as the V&A, private collections and contemporary galleries internationally. We have worked with Carole for about 15-20 years.

• Handpainted organic cotton drill coat with frayed finish edges – it is unlined so can be worn as a shirt

• Similar weight to denim

• “Clouds” is a collection of unique painted garments by Carole Waller. The stormy Spring weather of 2024 has shown us remarkable cloud formations moving swiftly across each other and occasionally resting with dramatic contrasts of light and dark. These have been mesmerising – and fascinating in their restlessness. The paintings have no screenprint or narrative, just drawn line, movement and colour in an exploration of cross-currents, light and dark, change and infinity.” Carole Waller

• Button down, standing collar, long sleeves loose jacket in cotton drill (like denim)

• Raw edges/fringed cotton

• Handpainted aqua and blue on white

• 2 front patch pockets

• 54″ around at bust, 28″ long; best fits sizes 10-14

Recommend dry cleaning

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