Saturday, 22 June 2013

Leather Jacket Painting

I have an unhealthy obsession with leather jackets. I must have them in all colours and styles. Its my go to piece whatever the London weather. So I couldn't help noticing that lately I have been seeing a lot of celebs sporting some one of a kind painted leather jackets. They reminisce the punk days of custom motorcycle jackets but with a more modern light hearted twist. Artist like Claire Barrow have found a niche in the fashion world for luxury custom pieces. Though her work is not something we could afford, its worth checking out some amazing talent! Here are some painted jackets I've found online to get your creative ideas running. There are also Youtube links for how to paint your own leather!

 Topshop Biker Animal Jacket

 Claire Barrow Painted Leather Jacket

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


His paintings blew my mind! Almost as much fun to look at, as I’m assuming they were to paint, is the work of Yago Hortal. A Berlin resident, painter of happy mess. The colours are so bright I'm sure you can see them from space. The neon abstract that I want in my bedroom and what I want to see waking up every morning. The abstract blobs of paint he moves around his canvases are fluid and chaotic at the same time. I can look at it for hours and puts me in a good mood. Check out this site for work over the years you can really see the progress and true love of abstract paintings.