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Just For Fun – The Third & Wall Menagerie

National Pet Month occurred earlier this year, but here at Third & Wall we’re all about our pets all year long! Many of our artists and employees are animal lovers, so we asked them to share photos of their furry friends.

LizAndTwinkle

 

Artist Liz Jardine says that her adorable Yorkie Twinkle has spent her entire 17 years of life in LIz’s studio watching Liz make her amazing creations. Her bed is on the table right next to Liz’s easel, so Twinkle doesn’t miss a thing!

UPDATE: We just learned that Twinkle has gone on to her next big adventure. Our love and condolences to you, Liz – what a long and amazing life that little girl had. Rest in peace, Twinkle.

 

KelseyDog

 

 

3&W Customer Service & Production Support goddess Kelsey Twiford recently adopted a sweet  dog named Bokkie, which is a term of endearment in Afrikaans. Bokkie was rescued from a brutal life on the streets in Thailand by The Bodhi Shelter in Phuket, Thailand, which rescues dogs and cats in Thailand and adopts them all over the world.  Welcome to your cushy new life, Bokkie!

 

 

CorrieAndFido

 

 

Artist Corrie LaVelle brings her multi-poo Fido to her studio while she paints; she says he’s her companion there most days!

 

 

MelissaAndSadie.

 

 

3&W Account Manager Melissa Hesse is at the beck and call of her gorgeous Golden Retriever, Sadie. She also has another dog named Akira, but couldn’t get her to hold still long enough to take a group photo.

 

 

 

keithandbruiser

 

3&W Photographer Keith Morgan says his cat Bruiser wasn’t happy about holding still to have his photo taken.

“Bruiser loves attention and is always trying to get someone to rub him, but he hates to be held or even be on anyone’s lap. Hes such a punk!”

 

 

 

 

Laura and Poppy #3

 

3&W artist Laura Van Horne with Poppy, her adorable 5 month old Chiweenie.

 

 

 

 

pippapatti

 

 

3&W production specialist and artist Patti Mann sharing some down-time with her chug (chihuahua + pug), Pippa. She also has two uncooperative cats.

 

 

PabloandCleo

 

3&W artist Pablo Rojero is pictured with his one year old Maine Coon cat, Cleo.

“She loves to smell the pomade in my hair. She does this every time I sit on my couch,” says Pablo. “She has a brother but he doesn’t like to be bothered.”

 

 

NancyAndMeeko

 

3&W Photographer Nancy Crowell and her cute kitty Meeko!

 

 

 

 

 

Alex_Frank_Hobbes

 

We’re very excited about our newest team member, Account Manager Alexandria Erps. Here she is chilling with her two kitties Frank and Hobbes.

 

 

 

LisaPinta3&W artist Lisa Ridgers says her pets have passed on. However, at her home in Spain she often absconds with her neighbor’s dog Pinta. Says Lisa, “They work very long hours and Pinta gets lonely. It has been awesome as we really miss our pets so much, but cannot have another while we travel so much. Pinta is a sweetie with a passion for long walks and sausages 🙂  Her name means Pint as in a pint of beer, presumably because she looks like one…hahaha!”

 

 

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3&W Account Manager Debbie Germeaux calls her furry little trio “The May Girls” –  Mee Mee May, Lola May and Daisy May.

 

 

 

And last but not least, artist Brooke Borcherding says she doesn’t have any pets, but she has a “wild pet hummingbird” named Sally that visits her on her porch, even in the heart of the city!

Tell us about your pets!

 

 

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Countless artists work alone in their studios. Many have carved out room in their homes, others have converted garages or sheds or have taken the leap to rent a studio space. Some work in art lofts where they have lots of artists as neighbors. But for most, it is a solo work environment. While this provides the space to paint without interruption, creative solitude can sometimes leave the artist feeling uninspired. Some artists prefer to pursue to their visions in solitary, while others flourish and grow creatively with the feedback and inspiration of fellow creatives.

Despite the need for artists and creatives to share ideas, trends or techniques, in the art world it has been considered taboo for an outsider to “tweak” an artist’s creation. Yet in all other art fields – dance, music, writing – collaborating and editing are standard practice and serve to help the artist meet their full potential within their art form.

When selecting artists for representation we look for those who welcome outside collaboration and idea exchange during the creative process. Our years of working with clients in the décor market have given us valuable insights on color palettes and image trends that can elevate an artwork into a more universal and desirable place in the art market.

Here are a few recent examples of artworks that resulted from our creative collaboration directly with the artist:

For our artists, creative feedback and suggestions informed by our décor market trend knowledge is invaluable and often contributes a great deal to the sales success of their imagery.

~ Aimee Clarke, Creative Director

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Where does our artwork come from?

We introduce neJardine4w imagery all the time, and of course our team of artists provide us with a steady stream of exceptional artwork, but what is the inspiration behind each new painting? How is it developed? One of my favorite things to do is to open the shipping tubes containing new artwork that we receive from our artists. I find it exciting to unroll and reveal the new images, smell the paints, touch the canvas. I truly enjoy this.

Recently I had the opportunity to visit a couple of our artists in their studios, and to witness the creation of our artwork before it is rolled up and shipped out to us. I spent a wonderful afternoon visiting Liz Jardine in her studio and learning about her rich creative process. Jardine6

Her studio was filled with paints, brushes, paper, and canvases. There were a number of different paintings in various stages of development. There were magazines, color swatches, ideas and inspirations pinned to a bulletin board, and so much more.

Jardine3So where does our artwork come from? If you were to visit Liz and her studio, you would see her artwork comes from the inspiration that she finds all around her. During my visit, Liz was involved in the painting of a seascape, a city scene, a floral and an abstract. It was inspiring and so much more fun to be in on the creation than just opening the tubes of new artwork.

~ by Brian Henn, President, Third & Wall

 

Summer Selections

Recently, we released our new Summer Preview Poster Collection. Selecting imagery for these releases is always challenging, because our artists send us so many fabulous image options! We usually start pulling new imagery by reviewing recent submissions from each artist. From there we narrow the choices down by subject, with the goal of creating a dynamic mix of abstracts, landscapes, figurative, etc. We aim for a nice balance from each artist that encompasses diverse color palettes while staying sensitive to current and upcoming trends. Lately we’ve had a lot of requests for Coastal imagery, so we’re really excited about our latest collection of serene sailboats.

OSTO-416, "Sparks In The Tide" by Sarah Stockstill

OSTO-416, “Sparks In The Tide” by Sarah Stockstill

ORID-490, "Sailor's Day II", by Lisa Ridgers

ORID-490, “Sailor’s Day II”, by Lisa Ridgers

OCAT-116, "Full Sail" by Joseph Cates

OCAT-116, “Full Sail” by Joseph Cates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romance is another popular image category. It is always interesting to see the various artists’ perspectives, from Kelsey Hochstatter’s lovely collages…

OHOC-257, "That Afternoon", by Kelsey Hochstatter

OHOC-257, “That Afternoon”, by Kelsey Hochstatter

 

to Lisa Ridger’s contemporary ladies…

ORID-494, "Fond Reflections", by Lisa Ridgers

ORID-494, “Fond Reflections”, by Lisa Ridgers

to the almost-abstract figurative by Sarah Stockstill.

OSTO-417-ALT, "Evelyn", by Sarah Stockstill

OSTO-417-ALT, “Evelyn”, by Sarah Stockstill

 

Selecting Abstracts for the collection can often be the toughest part. Many of our artists specialize in creating transitional pieces, so narrowing down the selection is challenging.

 

Now for the the fun of waiting to see which images inspire our clients!