We get a lot of "your work is beautiful!", or "pretty!", or "gorgeous!" and that is awesome, and we REALLY appreciate that, but honestly, we don't want it to be just that. We also want it to be intriguing, meaningful, badass and have more under the hood. We aren't just painting pretty things, we are painting 23 years of John owning a landscape company and NOT painting. We are painting that same amount of years of Jeff doing graphic design to meet client objectives and NOT necessarily creating anything for himself. We are painting passion — and inspiration, and contrast, and work ethic, and questions, and anxiety, and fear. Our artwork and our lives are caught somewhere between "pretty" and all of those things.
Photo cred: Mandy Lehman of Manman