Tag Archives: fashion illustrator

Meet JOE DENARO • Illustrator

Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 8.08.01 PMI went to F I T today to see the FAIRY TALE FASHION………and bumped into Joe who was shooting a model with his tote.

 

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Joe is a famous fashion illustrator………..

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You can purchase his totes and tees…………

http://www.josephdenaro.com/shop/index.html

LUIS throws a Party

At his home in Harlem………Luis throws a party several times a year.

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He is always a charming host………….spending his time between New York and Lisbon

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Antonia…………a charming lady………and that million dollar smile.

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Size 2……….wearing 2 pounds of beads………consuming 2 calories.

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KOTEX!  Yes, dozens of them…………hanging around the shower curtain.

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His brownstone has five floors…………plenty of room to mix and mingle.

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Bubbly…….for everyone.

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Jean Pierre……….an artist from Paris.

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Karen Santry is always the life of every party………she is a famous fashion illustrator…….painter……….and Professor at F I T.

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Three of the 150 guests……..searching for the bubbly.

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Three different languages being spoken in this group of cute guys.

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Manuel……….the doorman for the evening………checking invitations.

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Good KARMA here !

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An endless spread of food………..gorgeous to look at…….tantalizing to the taste buds.

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Jose…..the bartender………

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Prost!  Salute!  Down the hatch!  All added up to a fun evening.

 

 

 

 

 

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KAREN SANTRY…..my artist friend…..wiped out by HURRICANE SANDY

Karen is sooooo talented.  Fine art painter, fabulous fashion illustrator…and a dear friend.

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She is currently Professor of art at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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She is also the Vice President of Fashion Art Bank…….a world licensing company for Fashion Illustration.

 

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Figures from her Kabuki series………..these are NOT fabric collages…….rather paintings that look like fabrics.

 

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All of these beautiful figures…..some 12 feet tall……have all been destroyed in the flood of hurricane Sandy.

 

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Karen lives in an Artists Community Housing called WESTBETH……..in Chelsea.

 

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Her 30 years of art were stored in two storage spaces if the basement of Westbeth.

 

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The hurricane filled the studios with water……10 feet deep.  A tragedy!

 

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Karen was also a Lilly Fellow in the Art Dept. at Yale.  She is currently a member of The Society of Illustrators where we meet for lunch.

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In her studio before it was destroyed by Sandy.

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Karen was the artist who painted David Bowie in his famous leather jacket. She earned her print making techniques from Andy Warhol.  Hurricane Sandy has not dampened her spirit.  She is an inspiration to all of her Artist friends.