Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Painter // Tessa And The Typecast

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Charmaine Olivia is one of the most talented and creative artists that I have come across. Her artistic expertise is a self taught talent which is why her artworks have that personal quirky aesthetic touch. She calls San Fransisco home and in her spare time she likes to spend her days sipping on peppermint tea and seeking inspiration from simple activities like playing with her kitten or engaging in a game of scrabble at her local park. Charmaine grew up in a small beach town within Southern California and used any sort of medium to express her artistic thoughts in her early days, including a bottle of soy sauce and a white napkin.

The artworks are alluring and draw you in with her distinctive portrayals of women. The women she draws have a graceful charm about them though with the addition of a powerful confident stare and in some cases the edgy additions of tattoos, bodywork and script writing. A signature touch we seem to see quite frequently in Charmaine's work is the augmentation of a third eye or replacement of an eye with another object. Below is a collection of my favourite pieces inspired by Charmaine's above artworks and her own personal style.

bailey 44 black print maxi skirt, stella mccartney marguerite riding high waisted briefs, esroilda aldos necklace, see by chloe derby lace up leather boots, bstore salvatore pony feather wedge, roberto cavalli oversized labradorite ring, house of harlow 14kt 1960 gold feather row ring, t by alexander wang loose knit pullover, rag and bone wool felt fedora, alexander wang diego leather bucket  bag, cutler and gross sunglasses, madewell latice lace silk top, daisy wreath, giles and brother cortina 10kt gold plated leather cuff, giles and brother railroad spike cuff, modcloth oh so lovely bra, kurt gieger sienna sunglasses.

Check out Charmaine's lovely little blog here or follow the links to her official web page.


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