I interviewed the talented & fashionable Dallas Shaw for today’s Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx interview. Dallas is an artist whose work includes modern, acrylic canvases, trend-setting fashion illustrations, must-have note cards and her own line of t-shirts. She also works with fashion designers helping them to create branding and clients have included DKNY, Dace, Vaute Couture & American Eagle Outfitters. You can learn more about Dallas & her work on her blog.
1. What’s the name of your business, what do create and sell and how did you get your start?
The name of my business is dallasshaw.com and there you can find everything that I do and links to the blog and shop. I make fashion inspired artwork and canvases, and also have a tee shirt line. I also collaborate with fashion designers. I went to school for art and have been working day and night at this for a long time.
2. Who are 3 of your favorite artists of all time?
Of all time?! Tough question. But right now I just love Stina Persson… I am much more inspired by designers than I am artists, which I know probably seems odd.
3. Share some of your inspirations.
4. What’s your creative process like?
I usually see a collection I love and then just start drawing. I only have a “method” if I am working with a client, which I am often doing these days. If that happens, I enjoy working with color palettes and making whoever I am working with happy.
5. What blogs and mags do you read and what shops do you shop at?
I have been really enjoy CocoKelley’s blog lately. I love leafing through magazines because I am very visual, and as far as shopping goes, there is hardly anywhere I won’t shop! I love a great little boutique. Just found blink in West Chester, which is great. I also really love design, so I love visiting designers’ showrooms.
6. What’s new or in the works?
Lots and lots, Jen! I am working with dkny doing some great fashion illustrations which I have a feeling you’ll see soon! Just wrapped up a great dace collaboration and one for journelle as well. Also, just did some work with american eagle outfitters and hoping to work with the amazing karen walker next. We’ll see?!