"Sun Poncho", dyes on silk
Years after graduating from The Kansas City Art Institute and Kendall College of Art and Design, I discovered silk painting. I fell in love with designing and creating wearable art for women who had a flare for unique fashion accessories. In 1999, I started Coale Design and painted silk scarves for Nordstrom and Marshall Field's stores. My early trunk shows eventually expanded into many other designs including capes, ponchos, jackets and shawls. Each piece was made with a passion and became a one-of-a-kind work of art. All of my fashion accessories are painted on various silk fabrics, using beautiful fiber reactive dyes. Visit fashion to see my collection.