It's February already and my life as an artist over January 2011 has been mainly producing artists impressions of Catherine Brengen's new Scottish Couture Collection. Catherine is a Scottish wedding and evening wear designer who is hugely respected in the wedding industry and has dressed over 2,ooo brides in the most wonderful and varied styles of gowns.
Catherine asked me to do the artists impressions of her new designs some months ago and since then has invited me to design a few pieces that will be part of the 2011 collection and that I can have photographed for use as source material for my paintings. It is a wonderful opportunity for me to be extremely creative and celebrate my Scottish Heritage..as the basis of the collection is tartan.
Things are well under way now with templates cut, bodices boned and dresses being created.
I can't wait for the launch but I'm even more excited to see the styling and pictures that will be produced for my paintings...they are going to be a real celebration of all that inspires me... fashion, romance, love, mystery and Scotland!