I LOVE color , always have. I want to share my love with you. I’m inspired by Chinese porcelain and Islamic tile work, by Kandinsky and Van Gogh and El Greco. Motivated by the graffiti in the back alleys of New York City as well as the robin perched on the fire escape outside my window. Excited and grateful to be alive and creating.
Every piece produced is original, unique, and born from a sense of joyful discovery. Nothing is digitally printed or otherwise reproduced. My conviction is that fashion is about self-expression rather than conforming to society's cookie cutter mentality. Do you really want to pay money to advertise someone else's vision?. My works free you to be your true self. YAY! Go true self! = )
I I am a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, and have been in the business for nearly four decades now, buying and selling clothing and fabric, along with making my own creations. The accessories and paintings are painted, stamped, and screened with procion dyes, which are colorfast, non-toxic, and require minimum care.My name is Jeffrey, the artist behind Ripecolor. I paint to share Love, Hope and profound Thankfulness. To express the joy that I experience in the deepest part of my soul.The inspiration to paint with dye came from a vision I received in a guided meditation. The facilitator recommended that we let go of everything that we think we are. I'm a man, I'm a woman, I can do this, I can't do that, I'm this age, this nationality.Always up for a challenge, I took it. I let go of all self imposed limitations.I experienced myself painting on fabric, so I just followed the lead. Painting allows me to express an enthusiasm, excitement and gratitude that words can't express. The attitude and message is "be in your bliss and share it with all".