Manchester artist/designer Sian Doherty was named Fanny Gogh by a UK Tabloid after she famously used knickers in her 'Knickerbokaglory' painting/collage for her 2008 beautiful trash exhibition.
Sian has worked in the international art and design industry since studying textile design and graduating from Brunel University in 1992.
The Fanny Gogh sumptuous, decadent and slightly 'saucy' style is distinctly recognisable in a wide variety of art and design from highly embellished mixed media paintings to beautiful bespoke handbags.
Fanny Gogh is a 'Larger than Life' character who has in recent months been charming the knickers off some of TV's biggest stars to create her fabulous 3D artworks of Knickerbokaglories. Much of her work has been donated to auctions raising thousands for her chosen charity, The British Heart Foundation'. In 2011 she underwent major heart surgery for a hole in the heart and is now a major fund raiser. Now through her artwork more money will be donated to the BHF with every sale.Fanny’s love for using lingerie in her work began in the 'Beautiful Trash’ exhibition in November 2008 where she explored the art to be found in recycling. Fanny’s 'Knickerbokaglory' painting was the star of the show. A range of varied and multi-coloured knickers were glued on to the canvases in the form of a ‘knickerbokaglory ice cream. Thick paint was used for resemble the cream, small beads for the hundreds and thousands and lashings of knickers ‘Beautiful Trash’ for the feast itself.Fanny’s ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ painting was made up of seven fruity pairs of knickers that were worn by 7 lovely page 3 girls. This tasty piece was auctioned on the Comic Relief 2009 website.
This particular piece of artwork was made from the garments donated by the stars of Coronation Street from the stock used in the screen performances featuring 'Underworld'