Sunday, May 31, 2009

Paintmonkey Studios 101

This is my introduction to Paintmonkey Studios blog. PaintmonkeyStudios consists of myself (John) the artist, and my wife (Jenn) photographer and computer genius extraordinaire. This will be a semi behind the scenes look at the creative process and another place to update people with new images of our work. We welcome everyone to our virtual studio and we hope you enjoy yourself.

The name of our studio comes from a painting and a one man showing I had years ago that had the same name, “Monkey With A Paintbrush”. I had in the back of my mind for years that I wanted to start my own studio with the name “Monkey With A Paintbrush Studio”. Once we started seriously thinking about getting my work online we had to come up with a name. I had used a shortened version on emails for awhile and we knew we had to go with that name since all of society is in too much of a hurry to focus on more than one or two words in a title. Hence, Paintmonkey Studios was born.

And one more thing. I know the image in our logo is an ape. I know what the difference IS between monkeys and apes. But the word “monkey” is one of the funniest words in the English language. If you have a problem with that, sorry.