DULY NOTED PAINTERS: We are two painters painting as one artist on the same canvas at the same time.
Unlike traditional collaborations our process does not adhere to a set formula dictating who does what. Similar to jazz musicians, at times we work simultaneously while at others one will step back and observe until inspired to take action again.
Our work is just as much about the creative process as the painted image itself. It is about compromise, discussion, feeling, mood, anger, and love. Over the years we have developed confidence and trust in each other. There are even times when we paint over each other’s work. Like our nature, each piece is experimental and we constantly push each other to grow and learn new techniques as artists.
Each piece combines responses from our individual worlds and the impressions we take from it. We typically start with an object, figure, reference, or vision. This gives us a common ground to start from and is where the painting takes root. We give it life and nurture it to the point where it begins to interact with us. When it reaches the point where we cannot help make it stronger, only then is it complete.