Dramatic Fun Fashions
ABOUT ANNIE'S FASHIONS FROM ORIGINAL ART
Annie Painter (Oregon Annie Artwear) is a life-long arts educator and designer. Her early soft sculpture and artwear was shown at the Portland Art Museum and Contemporary Crafts Gallery and purchased by private clients. After a career as an elementary principal, middle, high school and university art teacher in Oregon she travelled nationally and internationally consulting to schools. In 2018 she returned to her love of applied design and wearable art.
Annie begins with a low tech collage technique used for decades with her students. Using her hand painted and tooled papers she makes collages that are photographed in part, uploaded and applied to pattern templates online. Kimonos, leggings, caps, bags, dresses, swimsuits, prints and scarves are returned to her or customers as finished products. Currently her applied designs are manufactured in the United Kingdom and Montreal at print on demand companies. Annie hopes to create custom designs for teams, dancers, and groups as her Oregon Annie® Artwear evolves.