Monday, August 8, 2011

♥ I heart art ♥ Amber + Darleen - Red Tile Studio

Meet Amber and Darleen of Red Tile Studio -
a mother/daughter team from Dallas, TX. Darleen (mother) is an artist. Amber (daughter) is a designer/ novice photographer.  
[Get ready; they are amazingly talented!]

When did you first begin creating art ?

DarleenI started painting about eight years ago. Almost all of my creations were
given away to my family and friends. Painting was strictly a hobby until Amber
encouraged me to partner with her and open up our own shop on Etsy.
We both love nature and gardening. Our design esthetic is simple, crisp and
minimal. Nature and modern design is Red Tile Studio. Red Tile Studio
is very much Amber and Darleen.

AmberI started putting my designs together about a year ago.
I have always had them in my head, but never done anything with them.
My passion is interior design and architecture, so a lot of what I create is comes from that.  I have an affinity for what I call Classic Modern design.
I gravitate toward items from the 1930's and 1940's, that to me still look just as fresh and modern as they did then. Working with my mom is both fun and rewarding. Now we get to spend more time together.

Amber's home, which is Red Tile Studio and where theycame up with the name for the shop.

What is your favorite/most sentimental creation 
you have made? Why? 

Darleen: Without a doubt, the most sentimental piece I've made is a portrait of my dog, Jack. 
Growing up I've always had a chihuahua in my life. Their diminutive size has always fascinated me. As pet lovers will tell you, they become part of the family and Jack is no exception. His portrait sits on the shelf in our living room where Jack reigns supreme as king of the hill.

Amber: I would say the most sentimental pieces are the ones we first created together. The black and white chevron design and our air-stream trailer design.
At the time I was obsessed (and still am) with chevrons and I just love how that particular one turned out. The airstream was what startedour first series, The Texas Twelve. It is based off of 4 regional areas of Texas and each region contains 3 designs.

 Is there a project you've always dreamed of creating? 
What would it be?

Darleen: I would like to create a "wow" factor piece or conversation piece. 
When you walk into the room, you are drawn to it and can't help but say 'wow'!
That would delight me to no end.

AmberI would love to create a fabric line. 
I think that is the next design step for Red Tile Studio.

Click on each image to view more of Amber and Darleen's wonderful work.
You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks for sharing with us ladies.
I ♥ your art.