I (Jenn) feel like I don’t really have a style, and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not! Is it a hindrance or is it another string to my bow? I think it would be great to have a style; the kind where once you see a painting, drawing, or whatever it may be, it’s immediately recognisable as your artwork. The reason behind this is that I’ve never stuck to just one medium, I’ve always loved to try out different ways and means when in a creative-y mood.
I’m also terrible at showing my artwork, so I thought I should probably share some with you now...
Airbrushed wood effect on steel
Oris side table.
RS Focus green.
We get asked a lot if we’re artists, and the truth is, no. But are we creative? Why yes we are. That’s because being able to draw or paint doesn’t define Tommy or I as people. We have tons of other interests, which collectively make us the creative natives we are.
Painting textures using an airbrush is great fun, but tricky, and I haven’t practiced in an absolute age. The green car above was my first car, and was also the first entire car I ever painted when I worked as a car-sprayer. I died a little inside the day I sold it on, and now it’s driven past me twice in the past couple of months- gutted! I’m also a Product Design graduate, hence the table which you may have seen on Facebook this week, you can check that out here.
Unlike Tommy I can’t sing, but I can play piano and drums. I haven’t practiced either in a few years, which I have to agree with my mum is ‘an absolute sin’, so they’re on my to-do-list.
So that was an insider into the two monkeys behind this little shop. It’s also proof that just because you can’t draw or paint, doesn’t mean you’re not creative. You just have to broaden your horizons a little!