dallas shaw

dallas shaw is a delaware-based artist who’s work ranges from acrylic and watercolor paintings to notecards and tee-shirts. she also happens to be a big fan of free people! dallas was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for me and picked out some illustrations that she feels are representative of free people.

when and why did you decide you wanted to be a professional artist?

oddly enough i knew i wanted to be in art in some way when i was very young. i wrote a letter to the head animator of walt disney world when i was in 6th grade and asked him for a job! i think i was a little too young, but i worked at it since grade school, kept drawing, majored in illustration… as i grew older i really began to love the fashion industry and wanted to work in fashion but the right opportunity hasn’t come up just yet so here i am!

i read that you’re inspired by fashion and music…what designers and musicians are your personal favorites?
i do listen to music when i paint but i am really heavily influenced by the fashion industry. my personal favorites change by season but i am currently crushing on collections by phillip lim, lanvin & peter som.

what do you like to do when you’re not drawing and painting?
i don’t have a lot of free time on my hands this year. if i do end up with a few extra hours during the week i try to make time to spend with my really supportive husband. if I’m not with him during those couple of hours you’ll find me shopping!

to see more of dallas’s awesome work, check out her website!

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Anonymous

hooooraa for delaware! What beautiful colors and textures!

ellie

its always nice to see some work close to home!! but i love her figures

yeah, im like not even 5 minutes from their border

Dallas Shaw rocks my socks!!! I LOVE her work!!!!

this work reminds me of the work of my friend beth hoeckel, a very talented baltimore-based artist whose work can be seen at http://www.bethhoeckel.com. beautiful!

oh, thanks for the feature everyone!

http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

i love dallas’ work. and i love free people. how convenient! i love when my favorites meet at the intersection. ;) well done, you two!