Original hand-drawn Artwear by Barbara!
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7751 Wilkinson Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605  (818) 759-0402, creatingmarks@icloud.com
or Barbara direct at: (818) 769-4712

October 2016


NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 2016 - Artist, Barbara Black, Barbara!, has launched a line of a variety of denim art-wear featuring her hand-drawn artwork.   Each item is unique, since hand-drawn.  Barbara uses denim as a canvas and illustrates whimsical women with their pets and draws on denim jackets, overalls, jeans, vests, jumpsuits, shirts and any other piece of clothing that inspires her.

Featured in most every fashion Blog and magazine editorial is the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 denim craze. Recently in an Elle magazine editorial; “SAY ANYTHING.  Take a cue from the flower children: Classic denim jackets make a perfect portable canvas for self-expression.”  

Barbara! began her formal training studying apparel design, advertising, photography, and fashion illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She left New York for Los Angeles California and became the West Coast illustrator for the ready-to-wear market and its readership at "Woman's Wear Daily" and "W" magazine. She did this successfully then, she decided to redirect her talents toward the film industry. Barbara! is best known for her contributions in this area for costume illustration/design, and styling. Working on numerous feature films, TV shows, theater, commercials, and music videos.  Visit BarabarBlack.net to view her paintings.

Throughout these years, Barbara! has been working on her own collection of original pastel paintings of "Women Doing Women Things", with themes that speak for women in an international language of vivid color and flavor. She has captured in these masterful images and the understanding of women interwoven with wit and satire. Her style has been called "Emotional Impressionism", allowing the viewer to take a peek through the looking glass at a slice of life! This collection has been exhibited in galleries across the country and exists in the private estates of noted fine art collectors.
Barbara! started a publishing company and has focused her artistic attention to the Beauty Industry, releasing eleven images depicting women in "Beauty Salon" situations. Featured in magazines such as "Modern Salon", "American Salon", and "California Stylist" and her work graces the décor of salons from coast to coast.

The Barbara! Studio is based in the up-and-coming NoHo (North Hollywood) Arts District of Los Angeles, California.  Barbara!  Art-Wear can be purchased and/or commissioned by calling Barbara!, herself, at (818) 769-4712.  You can supply the denim apparel or she will.  Samples of her work can be seen on b4barbara.com. 

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Copyright © 2016 Barbars Black Publishing®, All Rights Reserved