I’ve always had busy hands and a curious mind and have felt the need to make art since I was a child. I began taking fashion design and fashion illustration classes in the teen program offered at The Chicago Art Institute. My love of clothing has never entirely disappeared. In college, my passion for color and texture broadened to include painting and serigraphy, and a love for ancient art history and classics. I am always aspiring to wed themes from ancient art history with a more personal iconography. It has been 20 years since that first silk painting course, and I still love the medium. I lived in India for a year, where I encountered that country’s startling cacophony of color which has influenced my work ever since.
Janine Maves, Silk Painted Wearables