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Carole Waller is an artist who paints in glorious colour on silk, amongst other materials. She makes beautiful wearable, and non-wearable, art.

I first saw her work a number of years ago when I nearly bought a coat-dress by her, to wear to a wedding, similar to the blue one on the left. It was expensive to me at the time, so I decided to be prudent, and have always regretted it. I now know life is way too short and unpredictable not to be bold when you discover the special, the unique or the inspirational.

This year, I needed something special as a birthday present for EaZyD and so I turned to Carole:

‘EaZyD has a fabulous collarless shirt which is, after many years of wear, almost threadbare. This treasured shirt was by Piero Panchetti and is long, loose fitting, in a lightweight, cross-weave, navy linen. It is, sadly, falling apart but he loves it so much that he will not let it die a natural death!  Despite looking far and wide and finding many lovely similar shirts, he continues to yearn for the soft, light volume of the Panchetti.

I would like to commission a shirt in the same style as his Panchetti but made in your beautiful painted fabrics – not so much a replacement as a gloriously unique alternative.’  

Some emails, and the old shirt, went to and fro between us. I sent her some words on the essential EazyD – his colours, his words, his style. Some weeks later, I received a tightly wrapped package and it was everything I had hoped for…

..a beautiful, flamboyant, exquisite work of art

…that may also be worn as an item of clothing

…for a man who loves both.

Thank you, Carole, it was a wonderful gift and is truly appreciated.

Click here for the Carole Waller website.

Or here to see more examples of Carole Waller painted clothing.

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