The talent can be found in unexpected places and it doesn’t matter where an artist is coming from, what matters is his art.
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
The mystery regarding the creative mind behind the original Hermès scarves containing North American themes has been solved.
Oliver Kermit, a postman by night and artist by day, is the original artist who created the intricate designs for the 16 Hermès scarves inspired by the American history and Texas flora and fauna. This comes as a surprise, as you would expect that such a luxurious brand will have their own dedicated designer for their exclusive silk scarves. But you will have to look at the scarves Kermit designed and you will understand why Hermès chose him.
“The talent can be found in unexpected places and it doesn’t matter where an artist is coming from, what matters is his art” Tudor says. “Although the Hermès scarves are not hand painted by Kermit you can see in each scarf designed by him, his genius.”
What’s fascinating is that during his university years, Kermit was told by his teachers that he would not be an artist, that this door was closed for him. This didn’t discourage him and soon after graduation, while he was teacher at Texas Southern University, he found success and became the first black man represented by a major Houston gallery. 10 years later, the collaboration with Hermes brand started. Although his personal life took a dramatic turn that made him decide to retreat from the artistic world and work as a postman, he continued to collaborate with Hermès. The scarves designed by him for the luxurious brand are ones of the most desirable Hermès scarves in the world.
You can read more about Oliver Kermit fascinating story in the Texas Monthly.
WomenClothingToday.com is a family business based in British Columbia, Canada, specialized in hand painted silk scarves. They employ a talented team of artists and designers, who paint each silk scarf they offer. No two silk scarves from the site are identical, even though the patterns and colors are nearly the same.
Anda Tudor, PR Manager @ WomenClothingToday.com