When I started my project in opening my 1st The 1st Eco-certified organic Hair and Millinery studio last October I had a vision of an amalgamation of calm, warm and elegant and always a huge fan of anything vintage, my dreams were about to come true.
Over the next few blogs I want to bring you more behind the scenes of Locks & Lace and what makes us tick.
One of the things I am so grateful for is the chance to work with such talented people in their fields.
The cottage would have not looked right plastered in glossy hair product branding or head shots of catwalk models so I was keen to find an artist who could come up with a concept to capture my vision on canvas and wasn’t I blessed when I went for a drink with my bestie and Kerrie started to tell me about this artist her husband Paul from Image Framers had been working closely with for some time.
There was one thing that made my ears prick up was that the artist stretches black canvas (T shirt materiel) and then bleaches the matiral to acheve her desired effect.
I thought this was so unique and with us as hairstylists ruining clothes on a daily basis with hair colour I was intrigued and couldn’t wait to get home and start googling her work.
That is when I found Julie, Julie is a truly beautiful lady and so so talented, we only met once, but in that short amount of time I knew I was in safe hands.
I learned that there is much more than bleach and black canvas to the medium that Julie uses.
Her work mixes the properties of Graffiti, watercolour and textiles. She has developed an innovative creative process that delves into the boundaries between controlled colour scales and tonal ranges and the serendipity of natural dye bleeds with bleach. In contrast to traditional techniques, this method requires working with the subtle development of layered highlights attained by first removing pigment rather than adding it.
I am honoured to have had the opportunity to work with this truly talented lady and a smile comes across my face every time I notice something new in the painting .
Thank you so much Julie Potter