Meet The Painted Ladies:
The Painted Ladies consists of myself (Jeni) my husband Jonathan and my 3 sons. Jonah who blows me away with what he does on wood and paper canvas. Reid who surprises me with each creative piece, and Cayden who is the youngest and each piece becomes more his style. People ask me what is with the name if I am the only lady, I call the canvas' "Ladies" when I am talking about them, and The Painted Ladies was the name that stuck when it was tossed out there.
How would you describe your style? Are there any artists / designers that you particularly look up to?
I have really never thought about our style and can't seem to put it into a specific definition.we are all over the map in style but our reclaimed wood canvas is the constant.
I am inspired by all artist that perfect their field weather it be clothing, jewelry, painting, baking, sculpting, building, stylist,,,, when someone is passionate about what they do and always aspires to be and do better then they were and did yesterday, that inspires me.
What do you feel makes your work unique and truly your own?
I feel what makes us unique is we use reclaimed pallet wood, we allow the wood to be as much a star as what we paint on the canvas we have created. We hand sketch and hand paint everything, and leave the wood in its raw, aged, battered state. If these pallets could speak there would be some amazing stories to tell.
What sort of things inspire you? Where do you look for inspiration?
We are inspired by Arizona, the desert, music, people, our experiences, emotions, and God. Inspiration comes from within, you will be able to look trough our varied pieces and see the different personalities.
When do you feel the most creative?
For my son it is in the morning, for my husband it is all the time, for me it is the quiet moments whenever they may be. It is seeing a Robin in the yard, a child looking into the eyes of its mother, a gentle touch, the crows song, being in nature.
What is your creative process like?
We begin by looking for the best pallets we pick through many and collect them from the newer ones to the older ones. we pull them apart and painstakingly clean the wood and our master builder (Jonathan) builds the canvas'. We then begin the choosing a canvas and and an image or saying that works well with the wood. we then hand sketch and hand paint. To keep the old look true I then distress the paint which I feel allows for the piece to flow.
What's the coolest artistic tip you've ever received?
There is no one way to do or be if you are passionate about and love what you do it will flow from you. Be it within and it will be on the outside.
Where can we learn more about you?
Instagram is the best place on the web to get a glimpse of what we do and find out where we will be, and meeting us at art shows, in person that would be the best way to learn more about me and my family/team and I love to meet new amazing people