Anne Elizabeth FontenoyFine Artist and Dress Designer Anne Fontenoy
I started sewing and drawing as a small child, designing and making patterns for clothes when I was a teenager and I then trained in various art and fashion studios.
In 1981 I started my own fine art and dress design practice in London, because people asked me to design and make for them: simple wear again wedding outfits, hand embroidered silk wedding dresses, stage costumes, long and short evening dresses and just nice frocks to wear to work and then on to visit your grandma or see a play.
These were soon followed by hand made accessories, hand painted silks scarves and the development of hand cut stencils which I airbrushed for greetings card designs. I scanned them and now print them onto fine art card. Over the years I developed ranges of botanical, mixed media and digital art. For sale as originals, giclée prints and cards. From time to time I exhibit in art shows.
The clothes are mostly hand sewn for individual customers, although I usually have a few for sale off the peg along with scarves, accessories, cards and prints.
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