Margee Halsch is an avid walker, cyclist and gardener, and it’s here that she gathers inspiration for her art. Painting on silk and canvas, Margee says she has a modern impressionist style with a strong sense of color, sensing more colors than may actually be present in a photograph. She combines the rich colors in nature to create organic designs, saying, “The colors are bright and encourage smiles on my clients’ faces when they drape an exquisite hand painted silk scarf around their neck or waist.” We’re sure Margee’s Art Bra will create many smiles on the lucky model who gets to wear it, as well as the event goers themselves.
Using silk, wire, gel medium and foam leaves, Margee went through an exacting process to prepare and paint the silk. Using photographs of tropical flowers as well as actual flowers, she created a pattern and drew it onto the silk fabric. Next, she stretched the silk, hand painted it and allowed it to dry before steaming it for 3 hours. Finally, she ironed the silk and cut the pattern out to attach it to the purchased bra.
Margee also created a corsage to adorn the bra by using wire shapes and more painted silk fabric. The oversized 3-dimensional flower is the perfect touch for this vibrantly beautiful bra, which Margee created in loving memory of her mother, Helen Halsch. Margee also notes that she enjoyed a well-deserved glass of champagne upon completing her Art Bra creation, and we join her in saying “Cheers!” to Margee and all of our talented Art Bra artists!
ART BRA AUSTIN
All art bras will be auctioned off at BCRC’s signature charity event on June 6, 2015 at the Austin Music Hall. All funds raised goes to support local women affected by breast cancer. To learn more about Art Bra Austin, visit www.artbraaustin.org