• Welcome back

    We are glad to announce that the site is now back online, having been out of action for as a precaution due to unsuccessful attempts to compromise site security.
    The site administrator, Barbara LeBlanc, is also back online having been out of action for a while.

  • Registering new artists

    If you would like to display your art on Local Artist, please use the new member form to register interest to display your art on the site. It is, of course, free of charge, but for technical security reasons, we are unable to allow users to self-register.
  • 1
  • 2

A vast amount of men and women are interested in fashion and yet not many of us have tried to capture images of it within our art. It is imagined that art and fashion do not mix.

Paintings are sometimes a record of the particular fashion of the age, yet when we recognize, say, the bustle of the Victorian period, we do not interpret it as containing a fashion statement but read other messages within the image, e.g. "a letter from the front" or "waiting for a message".

 Would today's fashion work in the same way? Can anyone imagine a deep translation of a painting containing a man with a modern hairstyle, makeup and a today's look gazing into the infinite distance. Would the familiarity of style eliminate the depth of interpretation? Wouldn't it just be seen as fashion magaziine or catalogue item?  

We see so many styles today on the television screen. etc. to risk the removal of  the sense of real drama or sensitivity.  It would be interesting and intriguing to try it out, wouldn't it? 

  • black_winding_staircase
  • mojo
  • Winter walk