Every Artwork Has a Story

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About Us
We say every artwork has a story.

We love making new friends and hope you enjoy our art.
We get inspired by daily life, comments people make, things people do, and all that good stuff.
We think humans are amazing.
We like to think of many of the pieces we do as a snippet of a moment in time.
A single remark or an answer to a question someone asked.
I (Jo, who is writing this part) ¬†am a self-representing artist since the 1980′s and up til now I have resisted joining any online groups to get “certified”.
That’s great if it works for you, I honestly just don’t see the point.
You are buying this artwork directly from moi, your humble artist.

Thousands of our original pieces live in happy public and private collections around the world.
We like selling one on one to fans of our style.
We are two artists that live and work together in Toledo, Ohio.
We’ve both lived all over the place but that is where we live for now.

SKinney and I do watercolor, acrylic, oil, paper mache sculpture and we’ve made two art cars together (so far).

Toledo Art Cars
Our first art car was the Art Us made from a 1990 Ford Taurus and in we decided since it was about art, it was about us and Art Us was about the only word we could craft from the name of the car when we sawed it off and messed around with the lettering on the back tailgate.

The car was a huge collection of jewelry, paintings, antique mirrors, and things we loved together.

It all started with a painting on the gas cap of the moon :).

Then a mechanic messed up and left the distributor cap off our car and caused a fire that burned up the engine. Luckily they said mea culpa and totally fixed everything like new. So for a car from 1990 it had a lot of new parts :)

Our next art car was Plan B, so named because we had this absolutely killer idea to cover a car in holographic tiles and so we tested it out on a door and found for outdoors it would not work. In the harsh Ohio winter, those gorgeous little holographic tiles went from amazing colors to being sad little black things.
So we scraped that off and moved on to Plan B.
Covering a car in at about 5,000+ (we stopped counting after that it’s seriously probably closer to 10,000) outdoor acrylic jewels.

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